JBT has a long history of leadership in the industries we serve.
- 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.
- 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 to its FoodTech business.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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’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 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.
- 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 world’s first commercial conveyorized breading machine.
- Jetway® Apron Drive Passenger Boarding Bridges revolutionize the airline passenger boarding process.
- John Bean invents a continuous spray pump to battle scale in his almond orchards.
- The company grows and David Crummey, John Bean’s son-in-law, incorporates the Bean Spray Pump Company and begins large-scale manufacturing.
- 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).