Jongia History

From the moment Jongia was founded in 1937 we have been evolving structurally over the years. Learn more about our company’s history with the summary of most important moments highlighted in a timeline.

1937
Founding of family owned Frisian company Jongia

The company name Jongia is derived from the last name of its founders (De) Jonge, meaning young in Dutch. The i for “ingenieursbureau” (engineering firm) and the a for “apparatenbouw” (equipment manufacturers) were added to Jong.

1939
Start production of flexible axle machines, generators, motors
1942
Mechanisation and automation of equipment for cheese production
1953
Development of unique direct driven agitator design
1958
Expansion and relocation to Harlingertrekweg in Leeuwarden
1960
Jongia specializes in Dairy applications
1961
Marketing in the 60's with road show
1972
Further expansion and relocation to James Wattstraat in Leeuwarden
1979
Acquisition of Complete range of mixers (Stork-Velsen) for Chemical industry
1985
Jongia expands in Chemical applications
1992
Jongia acquired by Stibbe Management
1998
OEM business started with HEINEKEN
2004
OEM Business started with GEA
2010
Introduction in sustainable energy market
2012
Jongia 75 years anniversary
2014
Logo evolution
2015
Product development of the Magitator, magnetic mixer ideal for hygienic applications
2016
Expansion start, double production capacity, renovation of the building & offices
2017
Opening 'The new Jongia'
2019
Building the Technology Center
2020
Development of the Smarble
2022
Jongia finalist in Frisian Election of Entrepreneurs Contest 2022
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