JOST was a global manufacturer of systems, modules and components for connecting trucks and trailers. Established in Germany in 1952, JOST employed approximately 2,100 people in 20 countries with. Based on its solid track record and strong brand name and reputation, its key products enjoy high market share worldwide, particularly in Europe.

Cinven listed JOST on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in July 2017, and completed its final sell-down of shares in January 2018.