Processing Magazine

JBT acquires food sterilization technology

June 6, 2012

CHICAGO — JBT Corporation’s FoodTech business has acquired a rotary sterilization technology from South Africa-based HG Molenaar & Co. Ltd. to expand its services for the canned food industry.

JBT provides equipment for food processors as well as airlines and other air transportation companies.

According to Steve Smith, vice president and division manager for JBT FoodTech''s Food Processing Systems Division, the acquisition strengthens JBT''s in-container sterilization portfolio for the canned food industry.

"Molenaar''s innovative can handling technology coupled with its large capacity cooker/coolers are a natural complement to JBT''s existing product offering," said Smith. "We can now offer our global customers an even broader range of solutions tailored to their specific processing needs."