With Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 show in Dubai, UAE just around the corner, JBT is looking forward to showing all the solutions, products, and innovations we have developed to help customers grow their business. We are proud to welcome and introduce alco, a main provider of further food processing solutions and production lines, into the JBT family.
The acquisition of alco complements and expands our product offering in further processing, in particular, expanding our offering in convenience meal lines as well as plant-based protein technology.
According to Rabie Rawand, JBT’s Regional Sales Manager for the Middle East, with alco, JBT is able to offer new, high-quality solutions in preparation, which match food processors needs even more closely. Thanks to the addition of alco, he continues, customers will also benefit from significant synergies across the JBT range of solutions, including complementing systems for coating, frying and spiral cooking.
Meeting customers’ needs
Visitors to the JBT stand at the upcoming Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 show, which takes place in Dubai from November 8-10, will be able to learn more about alco solutions for food preparation, including high-quality grinders, multi-purpose mixers and versatile forming machines. With the introduction of alco’s complementary solutions, Rawand says JBT can offer both a wider range of solutions and provide a quicker return on investment.
“The acquisition of alco allows JBT to respond to customers’ unique needs by expanding our portfolio to cover preparation and forming, as well as strengthening our offering in further processing solutions such as coating, frying and cooking,” says Rawand. “We see great synergies between alco’s solutions and existing JBT systems, and the ability to meet precise requirements for quality and capacity.”
Introducing the single-drum Spiral Oven
Among other solutions being highlighted at Gulfood Manufacturing is alco’s single-drum Spiral Oven, which Rawand says offers customers an accessible option for scaling-up poultry cooking. “With the new addition of alco’s single-drum Spiral Oven we have a good fit for producers with lower production volumes who aren’t quite ready for the high production scale of the larger Stein TwinDrum Spiral Oven,” he explains. “The alco Spiral Oven offers a good midway point.”
Like other markets, the Middle East has its own differences to be borne in mind; in this case, a focus on quality and a dynamic investment culture. And here, Rawand says JBT can very much assist, thanks to the addition of alco.
“We can offer customers in the Middle East, options we were not able to offer before in terms of preparation and forming, these also include high-value standalone equipment and tailor-made solutions, such as HotCookers, Flatteners, Cordon Bleu Slicers, to name just a few,” he adds. “We can also design the line to match the exact needs of the customer in a very efficient manner with an outstanding return on investment.”
JBT will be exhibiting at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 in Hall 4, D4-42 at the Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai from November 8-10, 2022.