Industry-leading expertise born out of family culture.

Established during the Great Depression, JOA is no stranger to overcoming the toughest challenges. In 1932, our founder Curt G. Joa applied for his first patent, which introduced automation to the world of disposable hygiene product manufacturing. His groundbreaking invention led to the creation of the first feminine sanitary napkin machine, and set the standard for industry excellence. Decade after decade, that spirit of innovation has carried the company to new heights. For nearly 90 years, we’ve made a tradition of innovation, continually improving production processes for customers in ever-changing markets worldwide.

Curt G. Joa valued building long-term relationships above all, knowing our success starts with yours. Today, in our third generation of family ownership, JOA continues its heritage of treating customers like family—we collaborate closely, share exciting ideas, and travel thousands of miles day or night when our help is needed. It’s why customers continually trust us for all their converting technology needs.


The JOA East Asia office announced as JOA’s newest Asian branch.