JBT Corporation’s $17 Million Acquisition Of AutoCoding Systems

Lewis Silkin has advised JBT Corporation on the deal.

JBT Corporation, a NYSE listed global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, acquired Autocoding Systems, a leading provider of software solutions for the automated set-up and control of end-of-line packaging devices.

AutoCoding extends JBT’s capabilities in packaging line equipment and associated devices, including coding and label inspection and verification. The company is headquartered near Runcorn, U.K., with additional operations in the U.S. and Australia, and generates approximately $7 million in annual revenue.

AutoCoding’s central command software solution integrates and automates the use of in-line packaging devices, such as coders, scanners, labelers and checkweighers reducing manual inspection and downtime for line configuration. While AutoCoding is scalable across JBT FoodTech’s diverse end markets, it provides a particularly strategic fit with JBT’s Proseal business where its tray sealing equipment begins the end-of-line process.

The Lewis Silkin team was led by corporate partner, Geraint Tilsley (Picture), with support from corporate associate, Georgina Fraser.

Involved fees earner: Georgina Fraser – Lewis Silkin; Geraint Tilsley – Lewis Silkin;

Law Firms: Lewis Silkin;

Clients: JBT Corporation;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler