Stoelting Cleaning



Established in 1905, Stoelting is a diversified manufacturer of frozen treat equipment including soft serve, yogurt, shake, custard and batch freezers, and frozen beverage dispensers; Aqueous Cleaning Systems for general industrial operations, ultrasonic cleaning applications, and the electronics assembly & semi-conductor packaging industries. Today Stoelting is internationally recognized for its superior products. We enjoy a reputation for state-of-the-art engineering and uncompromising quality.


In 1905 Otto and Adolf Stoelting (sons of German immigrants) went into business with two partners, selling hardware and operating a sheetmetal shop (fabricating tanks for farmers and cheesemakers).

In 1907 Third brother (Gustav) joined the newly formed business: Stoelting Brothers Company.

In 1920 Full-scale production of cheesemaking equipment began. Retail hardware business was discontinued.

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In 1939 Stoelting was contracted to engineer and build first soft ice cream dispenser for the Home Made Ice Cream Company (now Dairy Queen), creating a new market.

In 1942 Third product line was developed when the company began to design and build conveyorized milk can washers for cheesemakers, marking the beginning of a new product line - industrial cleaning equipment.

in 1960 Adolph Stoelting retired, passing presidency to son, Fred.

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In 1962 Ice Berger Freezer (slush machines) went into the marketplace.

In 1966 Began full-scale selling of slush/cocktail freezers along with soft serve freezers.

In 1969 Cheesemaking Division introduced equipment that automated the cheddar cheesemaking process.

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In 1973 Cleaning Division introduced the circuit board cleaner for the Electronics Industry.

In 1977 Stoelting Brothers became Stoelting, Inc.

In 1985 Fred Stoelting retired and presidency was passed on to son, John.

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In 1999 Stoelting broadened the cleaning product line by acquiring assets of Lewis Cleaning Systems (Oxford, CT), a pioneer in the ultrasonic cleaning industry since 1965.

In 2000 Stoelting celebrated 95 years in business.

In 2002 Polar Ware Company, along with Sheboygan business investor David Sachse purchased
Stoelting, Inc.

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 In 2005 Stoelting acquired the product lines of Trek Industries.

In May of 2006 Stoelting announces the addition of Batch Freezers and Crème Whippers to the Foodservice equipment. Equipment manufactured by Telme, headquartered in Italy.

In June of 2006 Stoelting acquires Ross Mfg. of Escanaba, MI, a recognized leader in manufacturing and selling frozen custard freezers and dipping cabinets. These product lines have been moved to the Stoelting facility in Kiel, WI, and integrated into the Foodservice Division.

In 2007 Polar Ware celebrated 100 years in business.

In 2007 Stoelting's parent company, Polar Ware Co., moved its operations to Kiel. A 110,000 square foot addition east of the existing facility was the new Polar Ware home.

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In May of 2012 The Vollrath Company acquired Polar Ware/Stoelting. Our new name became PW Stoelting, L.L.C., a Vollrath Company.

In October of 2012 PW Stoelting, L.L.C. sold the Process Solutions product line to Relco, LLC., continuing to focus on our Foodservice and Cleaning divisions.

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