JBT Corporation Announces Automated Guided Vehicle System Contract
CHICAGO, October 20th /PRNewswire/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today that its JBT AeroTech business has been awarded a US $5 million contract for an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) system from an Australian based global supplier of innovative and sustainable paper and packaging products. The system includes 11 robotic vehicles for automatically storing and retrieving paper rolls in a warehouse. The automated vehicles will also load paper rolls directly onto trucks and into overseas containers for shipment. JBT Corporation has developed this innovative trailer loading technology with the flexibility to automatically load pallets, racks, or rolls into standard, over-the-road trailers or overseas shipping containers.
“We see increasing interest in both warehouse automation and automatic trailer loading as industry leaders look to improve operational efficiency beyond their traditional manufacturing equipment,” stated John Lee, Vice President and Division Manager of JBT AeroTech. “After a very thorough evaluation of different automation technologies and suppliers, we are proud that our AGV technology was chosen as delivering the greatest value.”
The system will be commissioned in 2009.
JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries. JBT Corporation designs, manufactures, tests and services technologically sophisticated systems and products for regional and multi-national industrial food processing customers through its JBT FoodTech segment and for domestic and international air transportation customers through its JBT AeroTech segment. JBT Corporation employs approximately 3,100 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations located in over 25 countries. For more information please visit www.jbtcorporation.com,
www.jbtc-agv.com, www.jbtaerotech.com .