JOST submitted the patent application for the first cast steel fifth wheel coupling over 60 years ago. Since then, JOST’s fifth wheel couplings have been a success story around the world. JOST has enjoyed continuous growth in the container equipment and interchangeable systems sector since 1990. Our portfolio of container equipment products comprises a wide range of support legs, corner castings and accessories for swap bodies.
In January 2015, JOST acquired Mercedes-Benz TrailerAxleSystems, making JOST one of Europe’s important manufacturers of trailer axles.
Since its foundation in the year 1875, ROCKINGER has significantly shaped the technical development of towing hitches. ROCKINGER’s product range for road traffic comprises all products which are installed on tractors. Towing hitches connect a trailer and a tractor using a drawbar. In 1973, ROCKINGER expanded its product range by adding towing hitches for agriculture and forestry to its production programme.
In 2004, JOST took over the long-established company Regensburger Zuggabel, and sells its products under the ROCKINGER brand today.
TRIDEC developed the world’s first manufacturer-independent steering system worldwide and has been part of the JOST Group since 2008. TRIDEC offers custom solutions for every application. Modular systems allow implementation on all types of trailer. The specialists at TRIDEC not only develop mechanically controlled steering systems, but also those controlled by hydraulic and electronic means. The systems can be installed regardless of the axle or vehicle manufacturer.
Alongside steering systems, TRIDEC also manufactures independent axle suspensions for double-deck and glass-transport trailers as well as for hydraulic suspensions and swinging axles.
Edbro is the market leader in the field of vehicle-mounted hydraulics systems, including front-end, underbody and ejector cylinders, waste handling equipment and customised hydraulic kit solutions. Edbro has led the market in terms of product developments since 1916. Back then, company founder Maurice Edwards developed the world’s first lifting device powered by a truck engine.
Edbro has been part of the JOST World since 2012 and has a production plant in Bolton in the north-west of England. Thanks to over 90 years of industry experience and comprehensive expertise, Edbro products are, and always will be, at the very forefront of the tipping cylinder market.