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John Guest 60 year anniversary timeline

Travel with us through the last 60 years

1961

The birth of the brand

John Guest starts his business specialising in precision engineering and tool making for a diverse range of sectors.

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1970

Production grows

Began producing complex die cast components and machining for major UK pneumatic valve manufacturers.

1974

Handling the pressure

John Guest created Super Speedfit, the world’s first push-fit solution for compressed air.

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1982

Recognising achievement

John Guest received an MBE for services to industry.

 

1983

Getting into food

The first food-grade product range was launched.

1984

From fibre to Ford

We developed the first fibre optic connector for BT and fuel connectors for Ford.

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1987

Plumbing transformation

The launch of JG Speedfit plastic push-fit technology for the plumbing and heating industry.

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1999

In the pipeline

The launch of JG Speedfit plumbing pipe. 

2005

Twist & Lock

JG Speedfit Twist & Lock plumbing and heating range with multi-seal technology was launched.

 

2014

Pulling the perfect pint

JG PolarClean fittings for beer lines developed to keep draught beer cold and clean.

 

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2016

Setting the bar

95% of bars in the UK use John Guest fittings in beer lines.

2021

Word leaders

We are the largest push-fit manufacturer in the world.