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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Heat and Control founded


Food industry focus


Industry growth


Complete processing systems


Partner with Ishida


UK acquisition


Mexico new factory


Australia acquisition


Controls & Information


Product line expansion


Fryer product line expands


USA factory addition


Africa new office


USA new HQ and factory


East Coast USA Opens


China new factory


Partner with CEIA


Manufacturing expansion


India established


Open Netherlands office


USA increased engineering


Mexico new technical center


India acquisition


USA acquisition


Brazil new factory


India new factory


Partner with ScandiNova AB


USA new factory


70th Anniversary


New Lancaster, PA Facility


New Facility in Mexico


New facility in South Africa

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.


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.


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. 

Heat and Control Livingston Office

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.

Heat and Control 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.

Heat and Control Factory Renovations

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 70 Year Anniversary

Heat and Control celebrates 70 years in business. LEARN MORE >

Lancaster, PA Facility

The new Lancaster, Pennsylvania site will expand support for the North American manufacturing industry and will meet the increased needs of pre-sale and after-market needs, including product/equipment testing, demonstrations, service support, and training.

Heat and Control Guadalajara Mexico Facility

The new facility in Mexico is the largest of the Heat and Control properties to date, and the head office for Mexico and Latin American operations. The new facility will significantly expand the company's abilities to serve new and existing customers with a total operational size of 356,651 sq. ft. (33,134 sq. m) including warehouse, manufacturing, R&D and demonstration center, and offices.

Heat and Control Cape Town South Africa Facility

Our Cape Town presence was expanded with a new, purpose-built facility, opened in May 2023. This state-of-the-art development offers increased sales, engineering, and service space. Providing pre-sale and after-sale needs, it includes testing and demonstration facilities, spare parts, service and installation support to better meet regional demand and enhance our customers' interaction.


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Heat and Control Custom Food Processing Systems

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

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

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.

Latest News

Heat and Control Cape Town Office
A New Cape Town Office for Heat and Control
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Heat and Control Guadalajara
Heat and Control Opens New Facility in Mexico
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FastBack 4.0 Horizontal Motion Conveying System
After more than twenty-five (25) years, Heat and Control and FastBack brings the latest revolution in horizontal motion conveying with FastBack 4.0
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In Memoriam: Mr. Giovanni Manneschi, May 30, 1931 – March 1, 2022
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New Heat and Control Facility in Lancaster, PA
New North American Heat and Control Facility Opens Doors in Pennsylvania
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Heat and Control Lancaster, Pennsylvania
New North American Heat and Control Facility Under Construction
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Heat and Control Founder, Andy Caridis 100th Birthday
Heat and Control Founder, Andy Caridis, Celebrates 100 Years
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Heat and Control Breaks Ground on New Facility in Mexico
Heat and Control Breaks Ground on New Facility in Mexico
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