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.
FMC Airport Services is formed to provide dedicated maintenance for airline and airport handling equipment, as well as facilities maintenance, airport planning and apron management systems.
FMC Airport Services re-enters the military market with the design and development of the Halvorsen loader, selected by the USAF to replace all other 25K cargo loaders.
FMC splits into two companies – a machinery and equipment business (FMC Technologies) and a chemicals business (FMC Corporation).
FMC Technologies purchases Northfield Freezing Systems, the North American leader in bakery freezing.
JBT Corporation is founded and introduced on the New York Stock Exchange (JBT) in 2008; FMC FoodTech and FMC AeroTech are rebranded as JBT FoodTech and JBT AeroTech.
JBT acquires Scotland based Double D Food Engineering, a leader in custom built ovens.
The first high pressure waterjet DSI Portioning System is introduced by FMC for poultry applications.
FMC develops the THERMoFIN® Fryer introducing a high-capacity and energy-efficient conveyorized system that enabled the cooking of high-quality food products, while reducing operating costs.
FMC acquires Jetway Systems®, the world’s leading manufacturer of gate equipment, particularly passenger boarding bridges.
FMC introduces the first point-of-use pre-conditioned air unit, providing cooling for aircraft while parked at the gate – reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
FMC buys Frigoscandia Equipment, solidifying its place as the leading provider of food processing technologies.
FMC’s first bulk aseptic tank farm process is commercialized, leading to development of Florida’s not from concentrate market.
FMC builds a new aviation equipment manufacturing facility in Orlando, Florida and acquires a second dedicated manufacturing facility for aviation equipment in Madrid, Spain; products include belt loaders, loaders, baggage tractors and carts.
FMC introduces the Commander loader system for wide pallet requirements and introduces the new Heliroll® conveyor system.
FMC deploys its first Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) system.
FMC’s Airline Equipment Division grows to see its container and pallet loaders used by 35 airlines throughout the world.
The Frigoscanida GYRoCOMPACT® self-stacking spiral freezer is introduced.
LOG-TEC® Process Management System becomes the first computerized food processing record keeping system unconditionally accepted by FDA and USDA.
FMC creates the first mobile de-icing system, developed from a John Bean spray pump.
The first Frigoscandia GYRoFreeze® spiral freezer is delivered, increasing the amount of food frozen in a single unit.
FMC citrus juice extractors introduced in Brazil, helping it become the largest global producer of orange juice today.
FMC develops the Flite-Line loader, a cargo handling system for the new containerized generation of jet aircraft, as well as the Flite-Line deicer, capable of deicing the largest jet liner in just 10 minutes.
FMC develops the world’s first commercial conveyorized breading machine.
FMC unveils the inline juice extractor – a revolutionary concept leading to high yields and excellent juice quality, it helped to create the citrus juice industry as it is known today.
In the post-war boom, FMC introduces continuous freezers, enabling assembly-line production of pre-packaged frozen foods while making advancements in the sterilization of canned foods.
FMC develops the first automated citrus juice extractors.
FMC becomes the world’s largest manufacturer of equipment for handling fruits, vegetables, milk, fish and meat, as well as the industry leader in turbine pump sales.
Anderson-Barngrover develops the world’s ﬁrst continuous rotary pressure sterilizer for processing low acid foods such as vegetables, milk and soup, paving the way for dramatic growth in the canning industry.
John Bean Manufacturing Company is listed on the San Francisco Stock Exchange.
Bean and Anderson-Barngrover merge to form the largest food machinery manufacturing company in the world at the time and is soon renamed Food Machinery Corporation (FMC).
The company grows and David Crummey, John Bean’s son-in-law, incorporates the Bean Spray Pump Company and begins large-scale manufacturing.
John Bean invents a continuous spray pump to battle scale in his almond orchards.
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