Introducing ITW Equipment Group

When the Total Source team looks for great food ingredients or the foodservice equipment solutions to help prepare them, it's important to find partners who understand the importance of people and food and how combine to be greater than the sum of their parts. This is certainly the case with the ITW Food Equipment Group.

But before we delve into why ITW Food Equipment Group is important, let's back up and give you the big picture. The reality is ITWFEG is part of an even larger collection of foodservice equipment brands, with the other side of that collection being Vulcan-Wolf-Berkel. Vulcan, of course, is one of the biggest names in commercial ranges, and now Total Source has completed the other half of the Vulcan puzzle by partnering with the ITWFEG side of the business, representing Hobart, Traulsen, and Baxter.

Total Source is your one-stop shop for all ITW Food Equipment Group brands.

The ITW group of premium brands has enjoyed a long and prosperous history, and we're proud to represent them at Total Source. The company was founded about a century ago, and since that time has always drawn inspiration and motivation from the people they have served. As a result, their customers benefit from relationship- and experience-driven solutions in a range of key areas and applications:

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Innovative Foodservice Solutions from ITW

ITW is pleased to provide customer-driven innovation. More than 1,000 of the ITW staff members have created at least one invention. And in 2013, more than 70% of ITW patent applications were turned into and sold as products. That level of innovation powers the world's most revolutionary kitchens in the foodservice industry.

The ITW innovation pipeline has resulted in renowned developments in cooking, refrigeration, and warewashing, among other product categories. A few of the impressive innovations that ITW has developed include energy-efficient infrared technology in charbroilers and griddles, life-extending finless condenser coils in refrigerators, and maintenance-friendly deliming systems in commercial dishwashers.

ITW's developments have resulted in such accolades as the Kitchen Innovations Award. In addition, ITW Equipment Group has been honored to receive the prestigious Energy STAR partner of the year awards.

Brands Within ITW Equipment Group

The following brands are now a part of the company:


Hobart is a leading manufacturer of commercial food equipment for cooking, food preparation, dishwashing, waste reduction, weighing, and packaging. Established in 1897 in Troy, Ohio, Hobart has been dedicated for more than a century to supporting commercial and institutional foodservice and food retail professionals by providing premium equipment they can trust, backed by the largest, most experienced service network. The Hobart vision is to lead the foodservice and food retail equipment industry through technology innovation, operational excellence, superior customer service, and unsurpassed value. The company strives to always exceed expectations.

Hobart and ITW Food Equipment Group have been named 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year.


Traulsen is a division of ITW Food Equipment Group, a collection of leading foodservice equipment manufacturers with shared goals for the highest quality commercial kitchen products. Together with brands including Hobart and Baxter, Traulsen helps customers build the perfect commercial kitchen.


In their 50-plus years in business, Baxter has been many things to many industries. But mainly they have been a leader in designing and manufacturing quality cooking and bakery equipment worldwide. Baxter understands that advanced technology is there for one thing: to help customers create an authentic experience for their customers.

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ITW Equipment Group continues to build on its level of historic success and solid foundations, and with a partnership with Total Source, we can help introduce you to these innovative solutions. Schedule a free demo in our test kitchen today.New call-to-action



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