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Founded in 1897, Hobart announced that 2022 marks the company’s 125th anniversary of bringing innovative cooking, dishwashing, food preparation, weighing and wrapping equipment to the foodservice and food retail industry. From the first-ever introduction of motorized mixers, coffee grinders and dishwashers in the late 1800s and early 1900s to the advanced, WiFi-enabled devices of today, Hobart continues its commitment and focus on delivering industry-leading technology solutions to support the needs of commercial and institutional kitchens, groceries, bakeries and delis worldwide.

“Reaching a milestone of 125 years in business is more than just celebrating our history,” says Todd Blair, director of marketing. “It’s about using that foundation to look to the future — to continue offering unmatched equipment technology that always keeps our customers and their needs top of mind. Hobart wants to empower them to do what they love most — create great food for great people.”

In recognition of the anniversary and to celebrate its customers and community, Hobart plans several activities throughout the year. — all focused on the theme “We Innovate. You Create”. These include a variety of social media activities, as well as a Hobart 125th anniversary celebration giveaway — details of the latter will be announced in the coming months.

The company plans to honor its most valuable asset — its employees — at a summer celebration event at the Hobart headquarters in Troy, Ohio. In turn, employees will participate in a Give-Back Day to support the Troy community, which has been a significant part of the company’s legacy and is a valued part of its future. Employees plan to volunteer time at local independent grocers and restaurants to show their appreciation and to engage the community in the 125th anniversary celebration.


At Hobart, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, people and food are our passion. We believe great food brings people together, and the relationships we share feed our inspiration to be the best we can be for one another. As a food equipment manufacturer and service provider, we’ve been dedicated for more than a century to supporting those who are not only passionate about creating great food but are inspired by the people they serve and come to know on a daily basis. Likewise, it is our mission to provide premium food equipment that foodservice and food retail professionals can trust to work hard and deliver quality, consistent results day in and day out, empowering them to focus on what they love most—creating great food for great people. Backed by our nationwide network of 1,500 factory-trained service technicians, we’re always nearby to install, maintain and service your equipment. Hobart is part of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works) and is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008. Explore Hobart by visiting, connecting with us on Facebook at or by contacting your local Hobart representative at 888-4HOBART.


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Monica DeBrot
Two Rivers Marketing

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