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JBT to showcase solutions for Brazil’s dairy, tomato & fruit processors


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The huge potential offered by JBT’s preservation and sterilization solutions for Brazil’s dairy, tomato, vegetable and fruit processing industries – from efficient heating to aseptic filling – will be highlighted at an upcoming one-day seminar at the JBT Research & Technology Center in Araraquara, São Paulo State. 

The event will showcase SF&DS’s Sterideal® range of solutions for effective sterilization and pasteurization while preserving the taste and color of dairy products, but will also highlight innovative systems for pouch and can filling, and the efficient sterilization of processed fruits, vegetables, and tomatoes. 

Taking place on May 16, the ‘Technologies for Sterilization and the Filling Food’ seminar, will detail the advantages of using JBT’s in-container processing equipment, including the Unifiller, the Hydromatic® Hydrostatic Sterilizer, Batch Retort Sterilizers, and Rotary Pressure Sterilizers.

According to Januário Soligon, Director of Sales & Service – South America for JBT Liquid Foods, the seminar will feature several solutions – such as the Hydromatic Hydrostatic Sterilizer for cans and pouches – which are new introductions to the Brazilian market.

Effective sterilization
On the dairy side, the event will feature solutions from SF&DS (formerly Stork Food & Dairy Systems), including the Sterideal HX Coil, whose unique design offers maximum heat transfer and allows heating up and cooling down of products extremely quickly. The result, says Soligon, is effective sterilization combined with excellent preservation of taste and color.

Meanwhile, the Sterideal HX SteriCompact UHT Sterilizer, which is based on JBT’s globally successful Sterideal HX UHT system, features a unique helical configuration of concentric tubes that ensure effective thermal treatment combined with efficient heat recovery and optimal product handling. The JBT UHT concept, adds Soligon, has been embraced by dairy producers worldwide for its robustness, end-product quality, ease of operation and favorable Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 


‘Fog-In-Place’ from Aurratech

Innovative technologies
Including a presentation from JBT South America Managing Director, Miguel Ruiz, on trends within the beverage industry, the seminar will also feature an introduction to Fog-in-Place®, an innovative sterilization system from JBT-allied company Aurratech for storage tanks, equipment, and process rooms that use a fraction of the water and chemicals of traditional sterilization techniques. Additionally, the event will include a tour of the Araraquara facility and a look at what JBT are doing in terms of research and development.

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JBT vai apresentar soluções exclusivas de embalagens no Brasil


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O enorme potencial oferecido pelas soluções de preservação e esterilização da JBT para os setores de processamento de laticínios, tomates, verduras e frutas do Brasil (do aquecimento eficiente ao enchimento asséptico) será apresentado em um seminário de um dia, que ocorrerá no Centro de Pesquisa e Tecnologia da JBT, em Araraquara, no estado de São Paulo.

Esse evento exibirá a série de soluções Sterideal® da SF&DS para esterilização e pasteurização eficazes (que preserva, ao mesmo tempo, o sabor e a cor dos laticínios), mas também apresentará sistemas inovadores para o enchimento de sacos e latas e a esterilização eficiente de frutas, verduras e tomates processados.

A ser realizado em 16 de maio, o seminário “Tecnologias para Esterilização e Envase de Alimentos” detalhará as vantagens da utilização dos equipamentos de processamento dentro de recipientes da JBT, incluindo o Unifiller, Hydromatic® Hydrostatic Sterilizer, Batch Retort Sterilizers e Rotary Pressure Sterilizers.

De acordo com Januário Soligon, Diretor de Vendas e Serviços da América do Sul da JBT Liquid Foods, o seminário apresentará várias soluções (como o Hydromatic Hydrostatic Sterilizer para latas e sacos) que estão sendo lançadas no mercado brasileiro.

Esterilização eficaz
Em relação a laticínios, o evento apresentará soluções da SF&DS (antiga Stork Food & Dairy Systems), incluindo o Sterideal® HX Coil, cujo design exclusivo oferece a máxima transferência de calor e permite o aquecimento e resfriamento de produtos com extrema rapidez. O resultado, segundo Soligon, é uma esterilização eficaz combinada com uma excelente preservação do sabor e da cor.

Enquanto isso, o Sterideal HX SteriCompact UHT Sterilizer, que se baseia no sistema Sterideal HX UHT da JBT, um sucesso em todo o mundo, possui uma configuração helicoidal exclusiva de tubos concêntricos que asseguram um tratamento térmico eficaz combinado com uma recuperação de calor eficiente e um manuseio ideal dos produtos. O conceito do JBT UHT, prossegue Soligon, foi adotados por produtores de laticínios de todo o mundo devido à sua robustez, qualidade do produto final, facilidade de operação e Custo Total de Propriedade (Total Cost of Ownership – TCO) favorável.


O sistema “Fog-In-Place”

Tecnologias inovadoras
Incluindo uma apresentação do Diretor Administrativo para a América do Sul da JBT, Miguel Ruiz, sobre tendências dentro do setor de bebidas, o seminário também terá uma introdução ao Fog-in-Place®, um inovador sistema de esterilização da empresa parceira da JBT, a Aurratech, para tanques de armazenamento, equipamentos e salas de processamento. Esse sistema utiliza apenas uma fração da água e dos produtos químicos das técnicas tradicionais de esterilização. Além disso, o evento incluirá um tour na instalação de Araraquara e uma visão daquilo que a JBT está realizando em termos de pesquisa e desenvolvimento.

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JBT alliance strategy delivers ‘win, win’ for customers and collaborators

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Alliances have formed a key part of JBT’s expansion strategy over the past six years, helping bring major innovators such as Laser Food, Ice Gen and Aurratech to the JBT portfolio and providing these companies, in turn, with access to sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations that span 25 countries. 

Under the leadership of Carlos Fernandez, JBT Liquid Foods has pursued a strategy of expansion through acquisitions, but also – equally importantly – through strategic alliances with well placed, global innovators.

“We have had a clear growth strategy under Carlos as JBT Liquid Foods President, whether through new product development, acquisitions or by working with companies that either have solutions that complement our existing core technologies, can help us get into a new area, or explore the edges,” explains Sam Mudgal, JBT’s Alliance Coordinator for Liquid Foods. 


The ‘Fog-In-Place’ system from JBT and Aurratech

Alliances, he says, provide JBT with a faster means of entering new markets than new product development. “We do both renovation of our existing product line and innovation, and that requires a significant investment of finances, resources and time,” continues Mudgal. “Alliances are a really quick way of bringing new technologies to our customers in a shorter space of time.”

Profitable relationships
Such arrangements, he says, have a clear strategic objective of supporting JBT’s aim of market expansion by providing valuable exposure to new markets and customers, while helping expose JBT customers to the latest market trends. Alliances, explains Mudgal, enable JBT to become a major distributor – generating potential financial rewards in the process – of a cutting-edge technology, and at the same time allowing the allied company to benefit from worldwide sales network, marketing potential and, when applicable, manufacturing capabilities.

“It’s a win, win, win,” says Mudgal. “A win for JBT, a win for participating companies and a win for our customers.” Of course, such arrangements are not purely altruistic, but rather have a very solid financial justification. According to JBT data, alliance-sourced commissions increased by 60% year-on-year in 2018, proving they are not just viable arrangements, but profitable ones too.

Mudgal says JBT alliances can take many different, multi-faceted forms, from co-manufacturing, joint product development to a joint sales strategy. “An alliance relationship can provide an easy, quick, less risky, and adaptable access to a technological solution or a product offering,” he adds.

HPP Europe Seminar to offer first-hand look at technology

How HPP works_Avure

The multiple benefits of High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology are well known, from doubling or tripling shelf life to improved preservation of healthy vitamins, but for smaller companies purchasing the equipment is often not an easy option. JBT Avure-approved tollers provide access to HPP technology with no capital investment required, and it just such an option that will be highlighted at an upcoming JBT Avure Seminar in the Netherlands.

Staged in conjunction with JBT Avure toller Pascal Processing, the HPP Seminar in the Netherlands will offer an opportunity to not just hear about the advantages of the system, but to see it working in action.

The event, which takes place on May 9 in Helmond close to the city of Eindhoven, will examine HPP technology, how it works and its uses, as well as growing market for HPP-treated products. Featuring a presentation from JBT Avure’s Dr Errol Raghubeer on new and emerging HPP applications, the seminar will include a tour of Pascal Processing’s nearby facility, including a look at juice extraction and an HPP juice test.

“The event will offer a chance to visit a contracted HPP provider – or toller – which provides the service for companies that are not yet sure about making an investment in the technology,” says Lisa Wessels, Marketing Director-HPP for Avure Technologies. “It’s a chance to see the machines running and see what Pascal does.”

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JBT’s READYGo JUICE MJE: the flexible solution for future expansion


JBT has announced the launch of the latest member of the JBT READYGo™ JUICE Family: the READYGo JUICE MJE, a flexible, modular extraction system that has been designed to offer customers a complete juice line solution enabling them to “hit the ground running”. 

A significant addition to JBT’s READYGo JUICE Family line, the MJE is based on a proven solution, but with the extra benefits of a faster installation time thanks to its modular design and a lower startup cost in the field. The READYGo JUICE modular design also means smaller customers can start with a single extractor and then add further units to the line as their business grows.


According to Michael Mas, JBT’s Global Product Line Director for Fruit & Vegetable Processing, the READYGo JUICE MJE offers a faster installation time at a lower cost, with fewer complications and troubleshooting required as it is fully tested in-factory before shipping. 

A flexible solution, which is compatible with other systems in JBT’s READYGo line, such as the READYGo d-LIMONENE system and the READYGo CYCLONE, the MJE delivers a tailored fruit handling, washing, grading and sizing solution. 

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Rapid expansion
“After having success with our first two READYGo JUICE offerings, which were designed for one or two extractors, we saw demand for a solution that enabled you to start with a smaller line and have the ability to expand to a greater number of extractors in the future,” explains Mas. “The READYGo JUICE MJE comes with controls, pumps and all you’ll need to start small and then grow.”

The MJE was initially developed for a customer in Mexico that asked for a skid-based solution that would be able to expand as its business developed. An initial three extractor unit was quickly expanded to four, before the company grew to encompass six extractors twelve months later.

“We presented the concept to the customer and they saw an opportunity to get started quickly with the MJE,” says Mas, who adds that the solution has since received interest from Asia, Europe and the US.


Fresh appeal from JBT in South America


An exciting year is in store for JBT’s South America operations, with the introduction of FTNON fresh-cut technologies across the continent and an expanded presence for High Pressure Processing (HPP) from JBT Avure. Added to this, are an ambitious program of seminars, conferences and Open House events, explains JBT’s Vice President and General Manager for South America, Miguel Ruiz.

Ruiz began work with JBT some 28 years ago in the packaging division, before moving on to the citrus processing business and 10 years working with JBT’s protein solutions, and subsequently fruit and juice solutions. Now head of JBT’s South America operations – encompassing Liquid Foods, Protein and AeroTech – Ruiz has responsibility for a wide range of product areas, from frozen chicken and ready meals to passenger loading bridges at airports to juices and beverages and fresh fruits and vegetables.

FTNON showcase
It is in this latter category that JBT will be making one of this year’s most significant introductions in the region, with the South American launch of JBT’s FTNON solutions for processing fresh vegetables and salads. “We currently have three installations in progress in Brazil, two for vegetables, and we will be bringing a working FTNON demonstration line to Brazil later in the year where we will showcase FTNON’s complete solutions,” says Ruiz.


HPP introduction
Another major focus for JBT South America is on High Pressure Processing or HPP technology from JBT Avure, particularly for juice processors. “We’ve been spending a good amount of time introducing HPP technology in the region, and we’re excited about its potential in South America, especially in Brazil and Chile,” says Ruiz. In fact, he reveals that later this year JBT will be sponsoring the first-ever South America HPP regional summit in Brazil, which is likely to feature the participation of a major food university. “We’ll be inviting representatives across the entire food and beveragle industry that might be interested in HPP,” Ruiz adds.

Application-focused Technical Seminars covering the citrus, dairy and tomato segments will also take place during the course of the year.


Open House events
But perhaps one of the most significant initiatives undertaken by JBT in South America are the quarterly Open House events, which take place at JBT’s Araraquara facility in Brazil’s São Paulo State, as well as in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina. “We open our facility for two weeks and invite the entire sector to visit JBT, taking advantage of the fact that we have all the different JBT technologies being built there,” Ruiz explains. “The Open House events have been very effective in helping deliver the JBT message across the sector, not just to existing customers, but also to other food and beverage processors that might be interested.”

“We typically have one customer per visit, one in the morning and another in the afternoon, so it’s a very tailored discussion with every single customer. This goes for any JBT technology. For example, for tomato processing equipment, we invite companies from across that segment to visit and discuss their issues and how JBT can provide solutions specific to them,” he adds.

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Endura-Fresh and Freshgard: making produce protection simple


No one involved in the fresh produce sector can claim it is an easy or straightforward business. Plant disease, mold and fungus pose a daily risk for growers and packers, potentially leading to costly withdrawals and even more damaging losses in reputation. When it comes to JBT’s extensive line of Fresh Produce Technologies (FPT), the emphasis is very much on delivering a level of service and expertise that helps produce companies get their products to market in the best condition possible.

Charlene Jewell, JBT’s FPT Research and Development Manager, explains that two of JBT’s most enduring FPT product ranges – Endura-Fresh™ coatings and Freshgard® decay control – are not only effective, but also benefit from an unequalled support network.

An edible fruit coating, the Endura-Fresh line can be formulated for the requirements of specific types of produce, improving product appearance, shelf-life, and guard against weight loss.  “For example, with citrus fruits, a shine is desired, so we develop coatings that have a nice shine,” says Jewell. “In all cases, moisture loss is generally protected with the coating. In the case of tropical fruits, it could help control the rate of ripening.”  Whatever the specific needs of the product are, coatings are formulated to help meet those needs.


Combined action
The Freshgard range comprises decay control and sanitation systems that work to control fruit decay, as well as help destroy organisms in the wider environment so they don’t infect the fruit. Typical citrus diseases such as green mold, blue mold, and sour-rot can be treated, as well as grey mold and some other diseases commonly found on other fruits. Endura-Fresh coatings can also be a carrier for some Freshgard decay control products. “Often Freshgard products are applied in the coating, and that’s a nice way to apply because you can really control how much you are applying,” she explains. “As much coating goes on, a corresponding amount of fungicide is applied.”

However, Jewell emphasizes that what makes the products really stand out is the level of service and expertise behind them from JBT, which makes growers and packers receive optimum benefits from the systems. “Sometimes there’s not a lot of differentiation between products on the market. JBT’s strength is in delivering service and expertise in coatings, decay control, and application systems.” 

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