History

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.

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