From family company to market leader – nothing impresses more than success. Since its foundation as a humble forge of ball bearing turntables in 1952, JOST has established itself as a global market leader in the production of systems, modules and components for commercial vehicles.
Founded as a factory for ball-bearing turntables in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt
JOST starts to produce fifth wheels
Name changed to JOST-Werke GmbH (company with limited liability)
Production commences in South Africa
Incorporation of JOST Great Britain Ltd.
Incorporation of JOST Italia s.r.l.
Incorporation of JOST South Africa (Pty.) Ltd.
Incorporation of JOST France
Incorporation of JOST Belgium N.V.
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
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
Start-up of fifth wheel production in Tennessee, USA
Start-up of new landing gear "Module" production in Wolframs-Eschenbach
JOST Holding GmbH purchased Rockinger Spezialfabrik für Anhängekupplungen GmbH & Co in Munich and Rockinger Anhängekupplungen GmbH in Wechmar
Start of production landing gear factory, Shanghai
Acquisition of REGENSBURGER and incorporation of JOST RUS
Start of the Global Logistic Center™ (GLC) in Neu-Isenburg
Extension of South Africa activities by overtaking the sales distribution company
Expansion of JOST Hungary plant
Start of JOST Polska
Acquisition of TRIDEC
Production commences JOST India
Production commences JOST Polska
Opening of a third plant in China
Start of JOST Japan
Acquisition of Edbro
Acquisition of DCA-Family, Mercedes Benz TrailerAxleSystems
Name changed to JOST-Werke Deutschland GmbH