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WHO WE ARE

Engineering and manufacturing solutions around the world

We are process and product technologists committed to advancing food, pharmaceutical, and other industries with science and imagination. Whether you measure success by flavor, efficiencies, improvement, or innovation, count on us to deliver results.

MISSION AND VALUES

Rising to the challenge, advancing processes, and helping to bring the best products to the world using science, technology, and creative thinking

Leadership

Overcoming challenges and advancing operations is at the heart of what we do. We bring decades of knowledge, understanding, and experience across industries and borders to our client's solutions that can’t be matched.

Integrity

We listen carefully and do our best to exceed expectations in everything we do. We stand by our clients and are the first company they call when they need help.

Performance

Our passion for excellence and exceeding expectations drives our creativity, engineering, and perseverance. We deliver quality, scale, and results to our clients and add success to each project to help them offer the best products possible.

HISTORY

Leading the way since 1950

Experience matters when it comes to engineering and manufacturing equipment for complex and highly specialized food and other industry processes. Founded in 1950 by five engineers that saw an opportunity to modernize processing equipment, Heat and Control has consistently pursued our founders’ original passion for helping customers improve their products ever since and has been a leader in science, technology, and service from the start. Our organizational knowledge and experience allow us to approach a strategic solution most efficiently, and the level of our commitment to service and partnership is unmatched.

1950

Heat and Control founded

1950-1960

Food industry focus

1960's

Industry growth

1970s

Complete processing systems

1980

Partner with Ishida

1984

UK acquisition

1985

Mexico new factory

1985

Australia acquisition

1987

Controls & Information

1990s

Product line expansion

1990

Fryer product line expands

1992

USA factory addition

1992

Africa new office

1997

USA new HQ and factory

1998

East Coast USA Opens

2004

China new factory

2005

Partner with CEIA

2005

Manufacturing expansion

2006

India established

2007

Open Netherlands office

2008

USA increased engineering

2009

Mexico new technical center

2011

India acquisition

2011

USA acquisition

2012

Brazil new factory

2017

India new factory

2017

Partner with ScandiNova AB

2018

USA new factory

Heat and Control Founded

Five engineers in San Francisco, USA founded the company to focus on improving process heating applications, such as heat treatment furnaces and combustion systems.

1950-1960 food industry focus

Business focus expands to consumer goods manufacturing machinery, including snack food fryers, french fry oil blanchers, meat and poultry cooking and coating systems.

1960's

Heat and Control supports the North America food industry as it takes advantage of innovative processing lines that boost output to meet increasing consumer demand in French fry, snack and prepared foods.

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Company increases emphasis on design and manufacture of complete processing systems for snacks and prepared food products to meet demand of a fast growing industry.

1980 introduction of computer combination weigher to North America

Heat and Control and Ishida introduce the Ishida computer combination weigher (CCW) to North America. 

Established in Livingston, Scotland with acquisition of manufacturing facility to support the UK and European markets . Today, Livingston is an engineering, projects and service hub for the European and North African markets.

Guadalajara factory

New factory in Guadalajara, Mexico opens.

Brisbane factory

Acquire Greer Pty Ltd. (Brisbane, Australia). The Brisbane operation was a strategic location to serve the growing APAC market and becomes the operational liaison between USA HQ and global markets.

controls and information

Expand into controls and information technologies with Stanwood, Washington, USA technology hub.

conveying product line introduced

Introduced industry changing FastBack horizontal motion conveyors as well as a full line of transfer conveyors, fillers, and related equipment to improve product handling efficiency on food processing and packaging lines.

Pembroke factory

Acquire snack fryer manufacturer in Pembroke, New Hampshire, USA bringing the Mastermatic brand to the fryer catalog.

Galesburg factory opens

Acquisition of manufacturing facility in Galesburg, Illinois, USA. 

Cape Town

New offices in Cape Town, South Africa. The time was right to establish a dedicated team and office to support the African and sub Saharan region.

Hayward factory

Headquarters move to a larger manufacturing site in the San Francisco Bay Area, Hayward, California, USA.

Lititz, PA, Usa

Open Pennsylvania, USA operations to support the East coast.

China factory

Full capability factory in Nanjing, China opens to provide a local source of machinery and technical support to the rapidly growing Chinese food processing market. 

Ceia metal detectors

Form partnership with CEIA S.p.A to provide sales and service for CEIA industrial metal detectors via the Heat and Control global network.

factory renovation

Expansion of Galesburg Illinois, USA and Brisbane, Australia manufacturing capacity occurs to meet increase in global demand.

Chennai opens

Open offices and services in Chennai, India.

Lelystad, Netherlands

Open sales office in The Netherlands to support North, Central and Eastern Europe. Incorporated as Heat and Control B.V. a year later, expanding services to include sales, project management, project engineering, service, demonstration and trials.

Dallas engineering hub

Open engineering hub and offices in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Guadalajara CENTEC

Open CENTEC, a dedicated food processing training and technical center in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Indore factory

Acquire Flavorite Technologies, Indore, India to increase support for the fast-growing Indian savory snack industry.

Spray Dynamics coating systems

Acquire Spray Dynamics in Missouri, USA to expand coating and seasoning system catalog.

brazil factory

Expand services in Brazil with opening of Sao Paulo factory.

Chennai factory

Open full capability factory in Mahindra City, India

scandinova partnership

Strategic partnership with ScandiNova Systems AB, to deliver next generation Pulse Electric Field (PEF) technology to the food industry; E-FLO electroporation system.

St Louis factory

Move St. Clair operations to full capability factory in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Heat and Control Custom Food Processing Systems
WHAT WE DO

We design integrated solutions to improve your business

We help you enhance your products by engineering and building customized process and packaging lines featuring start to finish integration.

At Gold Creek Foods, we measure success by exceeding our customers' expectations; we succeed by partnering with companies like Heat and Control that also go the extra mile.

Heat and Control Testimonial from Gold Creek Foods
Blake Wikle
General Manager Of Prepared Foods, Gold Creek Foods

I love Heat and Control's commitment to problem solving and innovation. We feel more at ease working a project and know it's going to be represented and done right.

Heat and Control Testimonial from UTZ Quality Foods
Jeff Fuhrman
Executive VP Of Engineering, UTZ Quality Foods

Every phase of the project exceeded our expectations... In my long experience in this industry that is a very rare thing. I sleep very well at night!

Heat and Control Testimonial from Better Made Snack Foods
Mike Schena
President And COO, Better Made Snack Foods, Inc.

We chose Heat and Control because of their competitive price and good reputation for service after the sale…Their sales and project management people were very helpful and have a lot of experience in our industry.

Heat and Control Review from Brimhall Foods Company
Michael Patrick
General Manager, Brimhall Foods Company, Inc.

At the completion of the project, all objectives and critical criteria have been met and the results have overwhelmingly surpassed all expectations.

Heat and Control Review from Maple Lodge Farms
Kevin Shaw
Director Of Continuous Improvement, Maple Lodge Farms, Ltd.
Ishida and CEIA Partnership
PARTNERS & ASSOCIATIONS

We partner with leading technology innovators around the world

We're proud to partner with global innovators to strengthen our offerings as well as enrich our understanding of different industries and markets.

Jobs at Heat and Control
CAREERS

We are passionate about making a difference

Heat and Control is known for excellence in service, innovation, and engineering ; our people--many of whom have been with us for most of their career--make the difference. Join us if you too are passionate about pushing the limits.

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