JBT Corporation acquires European filling and sterilisation provider

JBT FoodTech

Tuesday, 28 July, 2015

JBT Corporation has announced it will acquire European filling and sterilisation solutions specialist Stork Food & Dairy Systems for €47 million.

Stork Food & Dairy Systems designs, manufactures and supplies integrated aseptic processing and sterilisation technologies, and filling systems, to beverage and food processing companies.

The company specialises in extending the shelf life of packaged foods, including standard and flavoured milk, coffee drinks, cream, yoghurt, desserts, fruit juices, soups and sauces.

Steve Smith, executive vice president and president of JBT FoodTech, a technology solutions provider to the food processing industry, said the acquisition will significantly strengthen the company’s ability to provide complete solutions to customers in the liquid foods industry.

Tom Giacomini, JBT’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, added: “Stork Food & Dairy Systems B.V. will be our second acquisition in the liquid foods sector, following the purchase of ICS Solutions in 2014.”

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015.

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