JBT Corporation has won praise from leading food and drink processors from across Thailand following its latest Sterilization Technical Seminar, which examined the ways in which JBT’s products and support network can effectively benefit manufacturers in the country.
Titled ‘Complete Solutions to an Optimized Sterilization Process’, the workshop covered a variety of JBT sterilization solutions for processors including batch, continuous rotary and continuous hydromatic systems, as well looking at the company’s process technology service.
JBT, which works closely with coffee, dairy, non-carbonated beverage and tuna processors in the country, used the seminar to focus on JBT’s Hydrostatic and Rotary Pressure sterilizers, as well as its fillers and seamers, and Automatic Batch Retort system.
Julien Vidus, preservation systems – manager of sales, JBT Asia Pacific, said: “Thailand is a very important market for JBT in South East Asia where we have a very strong local presence.
“Compared with our competitors, JBT has a far greater variety of sterilization technology available, thermal process expertise, and the capability to support our customers when it comes to FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) filing.”
Teerachart Yongmunkongkul, sales manager, JBT Thailand, added: “We would like to build awareness that we, JBT, are at the forefront of sterilization solutions through this marketing event. “We believe that the best technology brings you the best quality.”
The seminar certainly found favour among attendees. Abdul Rahman Abd Aziz, a quality control executive from Etika Dairies who travelled from Malaysia to take part in the workshop, said he hoped JBT technology could help the company improve its productivity levels.
“As an evaporated cream manufacturer, we face some heat distribution during the sterilization process – although this does not affect the safety of the product, we would like to solve it to enhance our productivity,” he said.
“I flew directly from Malaysia to join the seminar because I would like to know more about the sterilization technology and I know I can learn a lot from JBT.”
Sanchai Nitheekulawat, procurement division manager at Green Spot Company, said: “The sterilization system is key to producing sterile soy milk products and JBT’s machine lets us produce safe food. The machine and parts are durable and the technology is reliable They are one of the key value elements of our supply chain.”
Watcharapong Boonnam, production manager at F&N Dairies (Thailand), added: “Hi-technology fillers, closers, the continuous sterilizer and the steam water spray from JBT helps us produce milk and beverages effectively. The critical issue for the thermal process is controlling the temperature.
“JBT’s temperature control technology complies with USFDA regulations and in the 15 years we have worked with them we have never had a single food safety issue during in the process.”
JBT’s Thailand team will be participating in forthcoming ProPak Asia exhibition, which takes place in the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from June 15-18, where they will feature a Fresh’n Squeeze citrus juice demonstration.
Located in Hall 104, stand 4×32 (Singapore Pavilion), JBT will be focusing on highlighting its solutions for the fast-expanding Asian processed food and drink market.
JBT will also be staging two technology update talks for ProPak delegates on July 15 and 17 in meeting room 220 (level 2), which will cover JBT continuous in-container sterilization technology and frozen food equipment technologies respectively.
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