Heat and Control marks 70th anniversary

Heat and Control is celebrating its 70th anniversary this June, and will mark this platinum occasion with a 12-month long celebration. With seven decades of modernising equipment solutions, the company continues to advance the food, pharmaceutical and multiple additional industries.

Founded in 1950, Heat and Control started in industrial process heating applications, such as heat treatment furnaces and combustion systems, and became food focused as the industry experienced growth in the 1960s. By the 1970s, the company was able to supply complete food processing systems that offer modernisation and automation. Through the 1980s, Heat and Control partnered with Ishida Japan, a provider of weighing and packaging technology solutions, and acquired several factories to support their growing customer demand.

In the 1990s, Heat and Control expanded its product line and opened additional offices to serve the food market. New technology was introduced with FastBack, which brought horizontal motion conveying to the food processing industry to provide enhanced product handling between processing and packaging equipment, and later revolutionising the snack industry with the development of the On-Machine Seasoning method of in-packaging room seasoning application. And with the acquisition of Mastermatic, a frying technology company with portfolio span across coating, frying and auxiliary systems; Heat and Control continued to strengthen its offerings to the food industry.

Heat and Control opened several factories and offices worldwide in the 2000s, with increased focus on development of improved controls and information systems, and partnered CEIA, a metal detection manufacturer. Spray Dynamics joined the Heat and Control brand in 2011, and increased seasoning and coating capability and industry access to expertise in in-kitchen seasoning innovation. Each of these strategic growth experiences and partnerships has worked to continually build an end-to-end line solution provider that helps food companies take better control of their production and make better quality products.