JBT Corp., Chicago, purchased PLF International Ltd., an England-based provider of powder filling systems for the global food and beverage markets.

"JBT and PLF have collaborated on numerous, successful projects over the past 10 years," says Tom Giacomini, chairman, president and CEO of JBT. "Specifically, customers have purchased PLF fillers and JBT closers as part of an integrated solution. Adding PLF's expertise and complementary products to liquid foods provides a valuable extension to our portfolio. Additionally, we can expand PLF's business geographically and strengthen its aftermarket opportunities."