Our Legacy

JBT has a long history of leadership in the industries we serve.


  • 2016 – JBT purchases Cooling and Applied Technologies (C.A.T.), TIPPER TIE and Novus X-Ray.
  • 2016 – JBT achieves materially all its Next Level goals a full year in advance of plan and announced the next step on its journey by presenting it Elevate Strategic Plan (link to page 7 of 2016 annual report).
  • 2017 – JBT adds Avure Technologies, Inc. and PLF International Ltd. to its FoodTech business, and Aircraft Maintenance Support Services (AMSS) to its AeroTech business.
  • 2018 – JBT expands its protein processing capabilities with the acquisition of Schröder Maschinenbau KG.
  • 2019 – JBT acquires Lektro, a privately-held manufacturer of electric aviation ground support equipment.
  • 2019 – JBT adds Proseal and Prime Equipment Group to its FoodTech business.
  • 2020 – Brian Deck Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer
  • 2021 – JBT adds AutoCoding Systems, Prevenio, and Urtasun to its FoodTech business.
  • 2022 – JBT adds Alco food-machines and Bevcorp to its FoodTech business.


  • JBT AeroTech opens a new manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China for the manufacture of Jetway® gate equipment.
  • JBT FoodTech launches PRoCARE preventive maintenance program in Europe.
  • JBT FoodTech develops a full line of equipment for mixing, pasteurizing, container filling and package closing to meet the challenges of the pulp processing market.
  • JBT AeroTech announces a partnership with Swisslog to develop and manufacture advanced Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for hospitals worldwide.
  • JBT AeroTech opens new facility in Kunshan, China to manufacture Snow Panther™ deicer and Commander™ 15i cargo loaders.
  • JBT names Thomas W. Giacomini President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • JBT implements Next Level growth strategy based on three goals: fix, strengthen and grow.
  • 2014 – JBT acquires Formcook AB, ICS Solutions and Wolf-tec to strengthen its leadership position in the food processing industry.
  • JBT expands it Kunshan, China facility to manufacture FoodTech and AeroTech products.
  • 2015 – JBT acquires Stork Food & Dairy System (SF&DS) and A&B Process Systems to expand our presence in the liquid foods market.