1883 Mr. Charles Clarence Hobart builds his first engines and generators in Middletown, Ohio.
1886 J.C. Cochran receives the patent for the first dishwasher.
1897 The HOBART ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY was founded in Troy, Ohio, by the acquisition of the engine and generator factory of the HOBART family.
1903 HOBART builds the first food processor (a self-contained powered coffee mill).
1926 HOBART purchases The Crescent Washing Machine Company and enters the commercial warewashing market: the first warewashing machine carrying a HOBART label.
1930 Foundation of the HOBART MASCHINEN GESELLSCHAFT in Hamburg, Germany.
1953 HOBART receives the patent for the first flight-type dishwasher.
1960 Acquisition of the dishwashing department of the company K. Martin, Offenburg, Germany.
1980 Production plant in Elgersweier, Germany, was newly build.
1986 PREMARK INTERNATIONAL GROUP emerged in Deerfield, Illinois.
1997 HOBART CORPORATION’S 100th anniversary.
1999 Integration of PREMARK into ITW.
2004 HOBART relocates to Elgersweier.
2007 HOBART’s PREMAX line begins a new chapter in the annals of dishwashing technology. The PREMAX FTP flight-type dishwasher cuts water use by up to 50 %, energy use by up to 30 %, and use of chemicals by up to 80 %.
2008 Largest warewashing technology order in history. HOBART washes at the International Airport in Doha, Qatar.
2009 HOBART introduces the SENSOTRONIC, the world’s first intelligent dishwashing technology.
2010 10th record year in succession.
2011 Building of a new international research and development design centre in Elgersweier, Germany.
2012 Expansion of the factory by an additional hall 2a with 1,500 sqm for increasing the undercounter dishwasher production.
2013 Introduction of the new innovative glasswasher generation.
2013/2014 Awarded BestMarke "2013/2014" in the sectors quality, product efficiency and service by the prime German-Language trade journal, the "Allgemeine Hotel- und Gastronomie-Zeitung" (AHGZ).
2014 HOBART introduces the new flight-type dishwashers PREMAX FTPi and PROFI FTNi. With a new design and two world firsts: the AUTO-CLEAN self-cleaning system and the twinLINE technology.
2015 HOBART receives German Design Award, RedDot Award and iF Design Award.
2015 HOBART celebrates the 15th record year in succession.
2015/2016 HOBART is repeatedly awarded "BestMarke 2015/16" in all three categories.
2016 Introduction of HOBART dishwasher care
2017 Introduction of HOBART WASHSMART app
2018 Introduction of new undercounter models
2018/2019 Expansion of the international spare parts distribution centre and increase the volume of the after-sales services
2019 Introduction of TWO-LEVEL-WASHER
2019 Increase the production area at HOBART Germany by another 122000 sqm