Over 60 Years of Cutting-Edge Innovation and World-Class Service
Heat and Control has always measured its success by the success of its customers. As we celebrate our first 60 years in business, we renew our commitment to provide innovative machinery and technology that will process and package your products better.
Founded in 1950 by five engineers in San Francisco, California, our company recognized many opportunities to modernize and improve the cooking equipment and processes being used by food processors. With one innovation after another, our product line of ovens and fryers propelled Heat and Control into the leadership position for designing and building processing equipment for the snack, prepared food, and french fry industries.
Heat and Control innovations that transformed the food processing industry include pioneering the external heat exchanger for industrial frying systems, our patented high-speed processing equipment for potato chips and other snacks, and the invention and patenting of our multi-purpose oven, the MPO Cooking SystemŽ.
As demand for our products grew around the world, we responded by establishing additional manufacturing centers in the United States, Australia, Mexico, China, and South Africa. These factories and regional sales offices in India, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Scotland, The Netherlands and elsewhere around the world support projects in their respective territories, and provide technology and processes to meet the needs of our global markets.
Heat and Control revolutionized the packaging industry with our introduction of Ishida's Computer Combination Weigher to North America in 1980. The precise accuracy of this automatic weigh filler allowed thousands of companies to realize unprecedented labor and product savings.
With our already established engineering and manufacturing resources, it was a natural extension to develop the full line of product conveyors and related equipment we now offer as part of our complete packaging systems.