JBT Corporation, a global technology service provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, has acquired AutoCoding Systems Ltd., a provider of software services for the automated set-up and control of end-of-line packaging devices. AutoCoding extends JBT’s services in packaging line equipment and associated devices, including coding and label inspection and verification. The company is headquartered near Runcorn, U.K., with additional operations in the U.S. and Australia.
“AutoCoding’s offering embodies JBT’s broader mission to make better use of the world’s precious resources by providing a solution that substantially enhances our customers’ success. AutoCoding helps its 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, JBT. “The acquisition also expands our capabilities in the large and growing global market for in-line coding and inspection solutions, which includes hardware and software for food & beverage, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical customers.”