The HOBART brand has been building many reliable, high-quality kitchen equipment for the last 120 years since they were founded in 1897. The company has grown significantly over the last century.
A quick history about the HOBART brand:
- 1883 – Mr. Charles Clarence Hobart built his first engines and generators in Middletown, Ohio.
- 1886 – Patent for the first dishwasher received by J.C. Cochran.
- 1897 – The HOBART Electrical Manufacturing Company was founded in Troy, Ohio.
- 1903 – Built first food processor.
- 1926 – HOBART brand purchases The Crescent Washing Machine Company.
- 1930 – Foundation of the HOBART MASCHINEN GESELLSCHAFT in Hamburg, Germany.
- 1953 – Receives patent for first flight-type dishwasher.
- 1960 – Acquisition of the dishwashing department of the company K. Martin.
- 1980 – Newly build production plant in Elgersweier, Germany.
- 1986 – Premark International Group surfaced in Illinois.
- 1997 – HOBART Corporations 100th anniversary.
- 1999 – Premark and ITW integration.
- 2004 – HOBART company relocates to Elgersweier.
- 2007 – The Premax FTP flight-type dishwasher cuts water usage by 50%.
- 2008 – Largest warewashing order in history.
- 2009 – Sensotronic introduction.
- 2010 – 10th record year.
- 2011 – International research and development centre built in Elgersweier.
- 2012 – Expansion of factory with additional 1,500 sm.
- 2013 – Introduction of new glasswasher generation.
- 2014 – HOBART awarded BestMarke. New lfight-type dishwashers introduced.
- 2015 – Receives German Design Award.
- 2016 – Introduction of HOBART dishwasher care.
- 2017 – Introduction of Washsmart app.
- 2018 – New undercounter models.
- 2019 – Production area increased by 12,000 sm.
As suppliers of HOBART commercial kitchen equipment in South Africa, get in touch with our team at Caterware Connection if you are looking for HOBART dishwashers, glasswashers, food processors, mixers, meat mincers, etc. Our technicians are qualified to install, repair, and maintain all HOBART products and equipment. Get in touch with our consultants or browse our products.