Hobart manufactures products for the foodservice and food retail industry, including cooking, food preparation, warewashers and waste handling, weigh wrap, Baxter baking and Traulsen refrigeration. Hobart equipment is supported by a national network of factory-trained service representatives in hundreds of locations across the United States. In 2002 Hobart incorporated Traulsen refrigeration as its division. This consolidation brought together the two preferred brands in the foodservice industry-Hobart's warewashing, food machines and cooking, and Traulsen's refrigeration.
Such a combination allowed for broadening the product offering and supporting Hobart-Traulsen's common effort of leading the high-quality food equipment market.
Hobart and Traulsen refrigeration are part of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), a Fortune 200 company that owns numerous and diverse manufacturing units and brands. Hobart and Traulsen Corporation belongs to ITW Food Equipment Group North America, which also includes other well-known brands such as Baxter, Foster, Gaylord, Hanson, Kairak, Somat, Stero, Vulcan, Wittco and Wolf.