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
2015 Name changed to JOST-Werke Deutschland GmbH