JBT Corporation is expanding its European footprint with a new facility in Fortuna, Spain, that will be part of its Diversified Food and Health group.
The new site will manufacture and distribute the company’s line of ‘Fresh Produce Technologies’, including coatings, cleaners, decay control and equipment. According to the statement, the location will also serve as the main regional sales and service office for JBT’s fruit and vegetable business, as well as a laboratory space to carry out research and development (R&D), process validation and quality control functions.
Additionally, the facility will include a pilot plant, where the firm will run fruit and vegetable technology tests and other new product development trials.
“Over 75% of the world’s citrus juices are produced with JBT technology, and we are thrilled to expand our regional fresh produce presence, especially in Spain,” said John Siddle, JBT’s global product line director, Fresh Produce Technologies. “With this local manufacturing and R&D facility, our hope is to create a better support structure and stronger touchpoint for our fresh produce technology customers. We look forward to growing our community and connecting with new and existing customers in the region.”
The new facility is expected to be fully operational by the end of this year.
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