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CANADA – JBS Foods Canada, one of the largest beef processing companies in Canada, has partnered with Scott Technology for a $71 million (US$ 55.14M) automation project for the Brooks facility.

The Canadian meat processer said the investment in the project will help to develop a fully automated warehousing system in the facility.

The partners noted that the planned automation system can handle and store 85,000 boxes of food and can manage 600 stock-keeping units (SKUs).

In addition, the system can pick 3,000 cartons per hour, ship 40,300 cartons per day, and palletize over 120 pallets per hour.

John Kippenberger, chief executive officer of Scott Technology stated: “This new system will help reduce storage costs and errors and deliver improved inventory turns, while also improving worker safety as one box can weigh up to 110 lbs.”

It represents significant efficiencies and cost savings for JBS Foods Canada and will be the largest project of its kind for Scott to date.”

JBS S.A appoints Wesley Batista Filho as global president of operations

The investment comes at a time when the largest meat processing company in the world, JBS S. A, is making a shuffle in executives as part of its transition strategy.

The Brazilian-based company has appointed Wesley Batista Filho as the company’s global president of operations.

JBS said Filho will continue to report to Gilberto Tomazoni, global chief executive officer of JBS.

Filho will succeed Andre Nogueira, its current president of operations in North America, who will retire from his role starting on Nov. 1, 2022.

Nogueira plans to serve the company in an advisory role through the end of 2022 and then join the JBS USA advisory board while maintaining a role on the Pilgrim’s Pride Board of Directors.

Nogueira joined JBS USA in 2007, first serving as chief financial officer of JBS USA before becoming CEO of JBS Australia and then CEO of JBS USA, a role he held for nine years.

While at JBS USA, the company said it doubled annual sales revenue and expanded its operations footprint with growth and numerous acquisitions worldwide.

Nogueira also worked in growing the prepared foods and branded and value-added products while accelerating sustainability efforts.

He also worked on efforts made in company infrastructure, which included affordable housing projects and providing free community college tuition in the US and Canadian markets, according to JBS.

Nogueira commented: “Being part of JBS USA for the past 15 years has been the highlight of my career, and I am extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to …. provide families around the world every day.”

We are investing in our team members, the regions where we operate, and the sustainability of our planet like never before, and the future is very bright for the company and its stakeholders.”

Tomazoni believes Filho will be instrumental in continuing to build on the well-established sustainable growth strategy and creating unprecedented opportunities for the business parties to create a more sustainable future.

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