In 1884, John Bean set out to solve a problem which resulted in the creation of a truly innovative, industry creating solution- the continuous spray pump, to battle the devastating San Jose scale affecting the California orchards . This development set in motion the evolution of the JBT we know today, a company where problem solving and innovation remain the cornerstone of what we do.
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John Bean Technologies Corporation (JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry with focus on proteins, liquid foods, and automated guided vehicles. JBT designs, produces, and services sophisticated products and systems for multi-national and regional food companies through its FoodTech segment. JBT also sells critical equipment and services to domestic and international air transportation customers through its AeroTech segment.
Within JBT FoodTech, its Protein division provides comprehensive equipment and service solutions to its global protein customers that include chilling, mixing, grinding, injection, marinating, portioning, coating, frying, baking, and freezing for poultry, beef, pork and seafood. The Liquid Foods division makes equipment and service solutions to extract, batch, blend, store, fill, preserve, and package fruits, juices, vegetables, dairy, and various other products for its global food producer customers. The Automated Systems division provides stand-alone and fully integrated robotic automated guided vehicle systems for repetitive material movement.
JBT AeroTech manufactures and services airport ground support equipment (plane de-icers, aircraft tow vehicles and cargo loading systems), airport gate equipment (Jetway brand), and military equipment.
John Bean Technologies was spun off as a public company from FMC Technologies in 2008. JBT Corporation takes its name from John Bean, a California inventor who founded the Bean Spray Pump Company in 1884, the company that eventually became Food Machinery Corporation (FMC) though a series of mergers and acquisitions in the 20th century. – less