Brazil: Hortolândia

JBT Research Technology Center for Packaging, Fresh Cut, HPP and Protein Processing

Hortolandia BR

Welcome to the Research and Technology Center in Hortolândia, Brazil, where we are dedicated to helping JBT customers from both the DF&H and Protein divisions improve the yield, quality, and shelf life of their products. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technologies and services for the food industry, including Packaging, Fresh Cut, HPP, and Protein Processing.

Our team of experts is here to assist you with feasibility studies on new products and processes that can be integrated into your processing lines. We can also perform small-scale application tests and offer training on our machines and solutions.

One of the unique offerings at our Tech Center is our Tray Sealing Solutions. We have the ability to heat seal over 35,000 variants of tray shapes and sizes, using suitable top films and utilizing the expertise of our Proseal team. This allows us to help and advise both new and existing customers in this rapidly evolving sector. Additionally, we offer a complete packaging line solution to the market, supported by strategic partners.

In the Fresh Cut solutions area, we have a wide range of automated equipment for processing fruits, vegetables, and leafy products. Our FTNON and URTASUN engineering and design experts provide the best in class technology to the market. Our Tech Center is also able to provide no-cost performance tests with our MOP (Magnetic Onion Peeler), Multifunctional Washer, and other equipment.

At the Research and Technology Center in Hortolândia, we are here to assist you with a range of services, including:

  • Product and Process Developments
  • Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) Trials
  • Skin and Vacuum Trials
  • New Product Testing
  • Materials Validation
  • Presentation Samples
  • Training
  • Technical courses

We invite you to bring your products to our site where we can replicate the necessary production conditions for a smooth product launch, without the need for costly machinery investments. Let us help you take your products to the next level with our cutting-edge technologies and expert guidance.


We’re here to help every step of the way.