JOST Image History 1

1952 Founded as a factory for ball-bearing turntables in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt.
1956 JOST starts to produce fifth wheels.
1960 Name changed to JOST-Werke GmbH (company with limited liability).
Production commences in South Africa.
Incorporation of JOST Great Britain Ltd.
1970 Incorporation of JOST Italia s.r.l.
Incorporation of JOST South Africa (Pty.) Ltd.
Incorporation of JOST France.
Incorporation of JOST Belgium N.V.
1980 Transfer of landing gear production to newly built factory in Wolframs-Eschenbach, Bavaria
Incorporation of JOST International Corp. Grand Haven, Michigan.
Incorporation of JOST Iberica, Spain.
Incorporation of JOST Australia Pty. Ltd.
Landing gear factory extended and capacity doubled.
1990 Incorporation of JOST Far East Pte. Ltd.
Product range extended to swap body components.
Incorporation of JOST China.
Incorporation of JOST Brasil.
Incorporation of JOST Hungaria BT.
Completion of "Factory 2000" for fifth wheels and king pins in Neu-Isenburg.
New majority share holder: Alpha Group
2000 Start-up of fifth wheel production in Tennessee, USA.
Start-up of new landing gear "Module" production in Wolframs-Eschenbach.
2001 JOST Holding GmbH purchased Rockinger Spezialfabrik für Anhängekupplungen GmbH & Co in Munich and Rockinger Anhängekupplungen GmbH in Wechmar.
2003 Start of production landing gear factory, Shanghai
2004 Acquisition of REGENSBURGER and incorporation of JOST RUS
2005 Start of the Global Logistic Center™ (GLC) in Neu-Isenburg
Extension of South Africa activities by overtaking the sales distribution company
2006 Expansion of JOST Hungary plant
2007 Start of JOST Polska
2008 Acquisition of TRIDEC
Production commences JOST India
2009 Production commences JOST Polska
2012 Opening of a third plant in China
Start of JOST Japan
Acquisition of Edbro
2014 Acquisition of DCA-Family, Mercedes Benz TrailerAxleSystems