JBT Corporation, a global technology solutions provider to segments of the food and beverage industry, has acquired AutoCoding Systems Ltd, a provider of software solutions for the automated set-up and control of end-of-line packaging devices. AutoCoding extends JBT's capabilities in packaging line equipment and associated devices, including coding and label inspection and verification. The company, headquartered near Runcorn, UK and with operations in the US and Australia, generates approximately $7 million in annual revenue.
AutoCoding extends JBT's capabilities in packaging line equipment and associated devices, including coding and label inspection and verification.
AutoCoding's central command software solution integrates and automates the use of in-line packaging devices, such as coders, scanners, labelers, and checkweighers, reducing manual inspection and downtime for line configuration. While AutoCoding is scalable across JBT FoodTech's diverse end markets, it provides a strategic fit with JBT's Proseal business where its tray-sealing equipment begins the end-of-line process.
"AutoCoding's offering embodies JBT's broader mission to make better use of the world's resources by providing a solution that enhances our customers' success. AutoCoding helps customers reduce food waste, ensure complete and accurate food packaging information and facilitate traceability and food safety," said Brian Deck, president and chief executive officer of JBT. "The acquisition also expands our capabilities in the growing global market for in-line coding and inspection solutions, which includes hardware and software for food and beverage, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical customers."