Infrabaker International, the Netherlands, entered into an agency agreement with JBT Corp., Chicago, to further expand Infrabaker’s agency network. This agreement will bring the Infrabaker technology closer to its U.S. customers and combine with JBT’s knowledge and expertise in integrated food processing solutions, including portioning, coating, cooking and freezing of meat, seafood and poultry products as well as treatment of selected baked goods, vegetables and ready meals.

“Infrabaker International provides a proven and patented infrared cooking system that complements and extends our integrated cooking solutions,” says Ken Jones, general manager, freezing and cooking systems – North America, of JBT. “Several of our key customers rely upon Infrabaker International ovens to achieve a low total cost of ownership for selected applications. We believe this agreement expands our ability to respond to our customers’ needs for cooking innovation and improved operating efficiencies.”

The agency agreement is effective immediately in the United States. The technology will be available for demonstration in the JBT FoodTech Food Processing and Technology Center (FPTC) in Sandusky, Ohio, in early July.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.