JBT Corporation announced today that its JBT FoodTech business has signed contracts valued at $5.5 million with a major North American-based poultry processing company to supply portioning solutions. The customer is a global leader in providing food products both at the consumer level and to many of the world's leading food companies and quick service restaurants.

JBT FoodTech will supply DSI portioning systems and technical support to contribute to the customer's objectives, which include increasing the sellable value of their poultry products. The added portioning capacity will improve operating efficiencies and further automate the customer's processing capabilities.

"Our portioning solutions group continues to innovate both in terms of our equipment and its applications," said Torbjorn Arvidsson, vice president and division manager for JBT FoodTech's Food Solutions and Services Division. "This project is an excellent example of how JBT FoodTech invests in technology designed to improve the profitability of our global food industry customers."

The order was received in June and the equipment will be delivered in the second half of 2010.