Infrabaker International, a company specializing in infrared applications for the food industry, has entered into an agency  agreement with JBT Corporation, a leading global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries, with offices located in Chicago. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The agency agreement will further expand Infrabaker International ‘s agency network bringing the Infrabaker technology closer to its U.S. customers and combining this with JBT’s knowledge and expertise in integrated food processing solutions which include portioning, coating, cooking and freezing of meat, seafood and poultry products, as well as treatment of selected baked goods, vegetables, and ready meals.

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“Infrabaker International provides a proven and patented infrared cooking system that complements and extends our integrated cooking solutions,” said Ken Jones, JBT general manager, freezing and cooking systems – North America.  “Several of our key customers rely upon Infrabaker International ovens to achieve a low total cost of ownership for selected applications. We believe this agreement expands our ability to respond to our customers’ needs for cooking innovation and improved operating efficiencies.”

The agency agreement is effective immediately in the United States. The technology will be available for demonstration in early July at the JBT FoodTech Food Processing and Technology Center (FPTC) in Sandusky, Ohio. The JBT Technology Center has available full scale spiral ovens and freezers, linear convection and impingement ovens and freezers, contact cooking systems, as well as slicing, portioning, coating and frying systems.