JBT Corporation Acquires Avure Technologies

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Chicago, IL — Avure Technologies, Inc. has been acquired by JBT Corporation for $57 million prior to after close adjustments. Avure Technologies is known for creating High Pressure Processing (HPP) systems globally for large food manufacturers and tolling centers. JBT Corporation is involved with customer solutions in a wide range of areas, encompassing areas not limited to chilling, cooking, blending, weighing, filling, portioning and sorting. Both companies are leaders in food processing solutions and by acquiring Avure Technologies, JBT Corporation will be expanding its fresh, quality beverages and foods clean label solutions to expand the shelf life of its products.

We are very excited to join the JBT family,” commented Jeff Williams, Avure CEO. “Our two companies are the leaders in their respective markets and have complementary capabilities and similar cultures with a strong commitment to employees, community and customer satisfaction. Our customers will benefit from a broader product offering and enhanced global support of the Avure product line,” he added.

The HPP utilized by Avure Technologies implements ultra-high pressure water which keeps packaged food fresh longer by keeping it pathogen-free. pathogens such as E. Coli, Listeria and Salmonella are inactivated when exposed to very high pressure. Ready-made foods such as meals, meats, fruits and vegetables benefit from the HPP process. Dairy products, seafood including shellfish, dips and wet salads can also be kept fresher and safer using HPP.

“With the expanding marketplace adoption of HPP technology as well as broad applications across both protein and liquid foods, the integration of Avure solutions into the JBT portfolio means we can now offer comprehensive thermal and non-thermal preservation solutions to global food and beverage producers,” explains Steve Smith, president, JBT FoodTech. “We’ll add our global salesforce and responsive aftermarket support to the development and installation of these HPP systems to create best-in-class lines for our customers.”

By combining JBT’s current processes of protein and liquid technologies with Avure’s HPP system and food science resources, JBT and Avure will provide consumers with one worldwide source for protein and liquid food processing.

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