JBT Corporation is preparing to showcase turnkey solutions for food processors at a series of forthcoming events, where companies will have the opportunity to meet JBT representatives and learn why it is viewed as the ‘go-to resource’ for many manufacturers.
Beginning with the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference, which takes place at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI from April 12-13, JBT subsidiary A&B Process Systems will be on hand to highlight the complete solutions that it can offer processors of all sizes.
Later in the month, JBT will be exhibiting at the Food Automation and Manufacturing (FA&M) Conference & Expo, held in Naples, Florida from 23-26 April, which national accounts director Brian Gehrke says offers a chance for JBT to meet VPs and engineering directors from a diverse range food manufacturers. “The conference allows us to establish and develop relationships with key industry leaders that are otherwise difficult to connect with via phone and e-mail,” he says.
ADS Technical Meeting 2017
Sauces and dressings is an increasingly important segment for JBT, according to Gehrke, who says the Association for Dressings & Sauces (ADS) 2017 Technical Meeting will be a major focus for the company when it takes place in Portland, Oregon’s Portland Marriott from April 30-May 2.
“We’ve established a big foothold providing turnkey dressings and sauces solutions,” he says. “We’re dealing with some of the major players in the sector and have become the ‘go-to’ resource for a lot of those companies.”
With prepared foods – and the related sauces and dressings segment – continuing to grow, Gehrke says JBT has become a well-known name in the industry, providing process kitchen solutions that range in size from individual tanks/processors to high value design-builds.
Although A&B’s target market has traditionally been the US, he adds that being part of JBT means that the company can build and install kitchens, and provide turnkey solutions globally.
As well as delivering a valuable opportunity to network with both prospects and existing customers, Gehrke says JBT will showcase its enhanced product range and reach, particularly following the integration of complementary business units such as Stork Food & Dairy Systems and Avure’s High Pressure Pasteurization technology.