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Heat and Control 70 Year Anniversary



For 70 years, Heat and Control has been helping food, pharmaceutical, and other industries improve their products and better serve their customers. We are process and product technologists that bring science, imagination, and unmatched commitment to everything we do. From the equipment we engineer to the processing solutions we refine, we have always helped our customers bring their best products to market. And we’re continuously striving to do more. Because when it comes to leading the way, we believe in celebrating our shared successes, rising to the next challenge, and always reaching further. Decade after decade, breakthrough after breakthrough, our customers have counted on us to deliver results. And our advances will continue for years to come. Looking back. Pressing forward. Always innovating.

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Innovation, creativity and quality since 1950

Heat and Control has been leading the advancement of food processes and production through new ways of thinking and creative technology for decades. Our customers know they can count on us to deliver results.

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

2020

Open Russia office

2020

70th Anniversary

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.

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.

Industry growth

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.

Complete processing systems

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.

Partner with Ishida

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

UK acquisition

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.

Mexico new factory

New factory in Guadalajara, Mexico opens.

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 & Information

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

Product line expansion

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.

Fryer product line expands

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

USA factory addition

Acquisition of manufacturing facility in Galesburg, Illinois, USA. 

Africa new office

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.

USA new HQ and factory

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

East Coast USA Opens

Open Pennsylvania, USA operations to support the East coast.

China new 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. 

Partner with CEIA

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

Manufacturing expansion

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

India established

Open offices and services in Chennai, India.

Open Netherlands office

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.

USA increased engineering

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

Mexico new technical center

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

India acquisition

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

USA acquisition

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

Brazil new factory

Expand services in Brazil with opening of Sao Paulo factory.

India new factory

Open full capability factory in Mahindra City, India

Partner with ScandiNova AB

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

USA new factory

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

Open Russia office

Committed to customers in Russia, Heat and Control opens the Moscow office to accommodate growing local sales and technical support in Russia and CIS.

70 Year Anniversary

Heat and Control celebrates 70 years in business.

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We offer a broad range of solutions through our equipment brands and partners, each with specialists that have extensive insight and experience.
 

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