JBT Corporation, Chicago, said its JBT FoodTech business has signed contracts valued at $5.4 million to supply freezing solutions for two German food processing plants. The contracts are with OSI Food Solutions GmbH, a German subsidiary of OSI Group, Aurora, Ill.

OSI Group is a global supplier of prepared meats, entrees and side dishes to foodservice, private label and contract processing customers.

Officials said JBT FoodTech will supply one OSI plant with a higher capacity, lower operating cost hamburger patty freezing line to replace cryogenic freezing lines. At another OSI plant, a new freezer system was designed for freezing poultry products and providing higher throughput and operating availability than existing equipment.

Officials said both new freezing solutions "utilize JBT FoodTech's unique high performance, energy efficient FRIGoPAK refrigeration system."

"We are very pleased with OSI's confidence in JBT's leading freezing technologies," 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 partners with global customers and supports the development of regional food industries."
 
JBT said it expects to complete both projects this fall.