JBT’s ability to provide sustainable production solutions will be one of the key messages delivered to customers at CFIA 2022, the annual France-based trade exhibition, which takes place in Rennes from March 8-10, 2022. More than this, JBT will highlight tailored systems for plant-based foods; enabling processors to take advantage of a trend that is increasing in importance across Europe.
Interest in becoming more sustainable combined with the necessity to achieve energy savings has grown substantially across France and indeed all of Europe over recent years, driven by consumers and processors alike.
One of the main themes of JBT’s participation at CFIA will be the ability to deliver carbon-free production in the form of the new Electric TwinDrum™ Oven; a solution which gives processors the opportunity to use sustainable energy sources. Another key element of the JBT sustainability strategy is a focus on achieving greater capacity within a smaller factory footprint. A key example of this strategy is the Frigoscandia GYRoCOMPACT GC70; a solution which promotes improved sustainability by boosting capacity within a smaller space.
Plant-based foods is another significant trend within the French market, with an ever increasing amount of enquiries for meat alternatives, according to Philippe Barillet, JBT’s Sales Manager for France and Belgium. “I would estimate between 50-70% of our customers are looking for at least one plant-based alternative, he says.
To help customers find the plant-based solution which functions best for them, Barillet says JBT works closely with customers at its global Research & Technology Centres.
Bringing all this together is JBT’s unrivalled cloud-based performance optimization platform iOPS, a secure big data analytics technology that gathers and analyzes JBT equipment and process performance in real time. “iOPS gathers together data from all connected machines and can deliver production and service data directly to customer’s phone,” Barillet adds.
JBT will be exhibiting at CFIA 2022 in Rennes, France from March 8-10, 2022 at Stand #B7, Hall 7 at the Parc Expo, Rennes Airport