Plant-Based Protein

Simplifying and improving Plant-Based Protein processing

Looking for a reliable and committed full-service partner within plant-based protein processing? We are on a mission to help our customers produce great food with a low carbon footprint, and we are eager to provide you with vast knowledge and high-quality machinery, to help you create an even better, safer and more competitive plant-based product.

As consumers increasingly look for replacements to animal-based proteins, alternative meats have become a $2 billion category and are projected to continue growing well into the future.  To satisfy this demand, food processors need proven, effective solutions that not only help maximize yields, but also create attractive, delicious, and affordable products that can overcome consumer skepticism.

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Guide: The optimal plant-based food processing line

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JBT Plant-Based Protein Solutions can help you tap this market now. We are the industry leader in traditional protein processing equipment, and all of our machines and systems can be used with equal effectiveness to process alternative meats.

  • JBT Plant-Based Protein processing equipment is used by processors worldwide, and we understand the importance of maximizing yields and production uptime
  • JBT equipment can produce the highest portioning yields in the industry, integrate seamlessly into the processes you’re using now, and give you the flexibility to run multiple types of products in the same facility
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Creating a high performing food processing line for plant based products

Creating a high-performing food processing line for plant-based products

JBT Alternative Meat Solutions include everything you need to create and prepare read-to-ship products from recipe to freezer, including:

  • High volume mixing and emulsifying
  • Fast, reliable injection
  • Flame-grilled charmarking
  • Customizable portioning
  • Advanced coating and breading
  • Reliable, precision-controlled frying
  • Efficient, two-zone spiral cooking
  • Low-maintenance, cost-effective slicing
  • A wide variety of high-capacity, hygienic freezing solutions

Contact our team if you have any questions about these features – or how they benefit your business.

Need help developing your product?

With the world’s largest database with application tests and more than 30 years of experience in processing plant-based protein, we know how to make the most out of your product in terms of taste, yield and consistency. The food experts at our Food Technology Centers help you develop your ideas or enhance existing ones. The tests can be conducted on our testing site in person or via live video link or as on-site demonstrations with our mobile lab equipment in your facility.

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Supporting You Everywhere You Need It

JBT OmniBlu

A JBT OmniBlu service agreement gives you access to industry-leading machine monitoring solutions designed to help maximize your uptime, optimize your output, and ensure the highest quality products. JBT experts are available to support your continuous improvement processes and provide data-driven solutions for enhanced, predictive service support.

The JBT Commitment to Safety

JBT is committed to the most stringent safety standards in everything we manufacture, and our equipment is engineered to achieve continuous and measurable safety improvements. It’s all part of our responsibility to protect the safety of our employees, their families, our customers, and the public.

JBT Hygiene by Design

Food processing is tough on electronics and mechanized parts. That’s why JBT equipment has been specifically designed to not only operate in those harsh environments, but to provide the most sanitation-friendly solutions.


A PRoCARE® service agreement from JBT gives you peace of mind that your equipment will stay up and running and you can meet your production goals. It provides a consistent, predictable monthly cost based on the usage of your machine and allows you to customize scheduled preventive inspections, maintenance, replacement parts, and other benefits. It puts the maintenance headaches on us, so you can stay focused on the things that really need your attention: Keeping your production lines running at capacity. Ensuring your food quality is the highest possible. And maintaining the safety and productivity of your workers.

JBT: Your Trusted Partner in FoodTech

For over a century, JBT has been breaking down barriers and pushing the limits of what’s possible in food-processing technology. As a trusted brand and industry leader, our reputation has been built on producing superior products that not only help revolutionize automated processing, but also maintain collaborative and productive partnerships with our diverse clientele. JBT has the expertise and resources to provide comprehensive and targeted solutions at every stage of your process.

Proven Solutions, Innovative Technologies

JBT has built and maintained a reputation for excellence in FoodTech solutions. That’s because we never stop innovating and revolutionizing our existing machinery to make it even better. Our comprehensive line of equipment and systems is always growing. We stay focused on versatility, user safety, and product quality as we strive to meet your yield and productivity goals. We’re also committed to providing superior service and support, so you can sleep better at night.

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  • Select from a wide range of cutting-edge equipment for virtually any food-processing step imaginable
  • Test out machinery from numerous, trusted brands until you find what works best to optimize your production lines
  • Replace individual equipment parts and components to keep your processes running smoothly and efficiently
  • Access personalized support products and services, including upgrade kits, parts, maintenance, and training

A Trusted Name in Every Food Market

At JBT, we know how to provide solutions across varied markets and industries. Our experience working in various sectors has given us the knowledge and expertise to work seamlessly with partners around the globe. Throughout our long history, we’ve never been afraid of leaping into the future, leveraging our innovation, creativity, tenacity, and strong alliances to revolutionize food processing in almost every market, including:

A People-First Philosophy

At JBT, we’re focused on building a better, more collaborative future. You’re more than a customer to us: you’re a long-term partner. We know that our success depends on your success and that helping you reach your objectives is the best way for us to reach ours.

JBT’s Centers for Research & Development

JBT is much more than a FoodTech equipment manufacturer. We support innovation across industries by engaging with you and our partners through our global Research & Technology Centers. Working with us gives you access to these centers, which act as worldwide hubs of food-processing innovation.

When you visit our R&T centers, you have coveted access to the most advanced food-processing data, equipment, technologies, and expertise in the world. You can test cutting-edge machinery, explore innovative new production-line setups, perfect your recipes and procedures, and validate product safety. All in complete confidence.

More Than a Supplier

JBT’s expansive range of FoodTech solutions allows us to customize our offerings to meet your specific and unique needs. We don’t just manufacture top-of-the-line equipment; we’re actually invested in your company’s future. We offer comprehensive, ongoing support and guidance to our partners to help them succeed and thrive.

We take the time to understand your unique goals and provide customized solutions to truly make a difference in your supply chain. Contact us to learn more about how JBT can help you meet your food processing objectives.


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