About Us

CandyWorx is a trusted brand of custom equipment and engineering solutions provider for the confectionery, bakery, cereal, and cannabis industries provided by Spec Engineering, a Gray company. Our high-quality and technically correct machinery is designed and assembled in the United States and serviced throughout the world.

The CandyWorx history began with John T. Hohberger, who immigrated to the US in 1909. He was formally trained in Leipzig, Germany as a confectioner and ultimately recruited by Bunte Candy Company in Chicago to train their technicians in the art of European confections. His skill as a confectioner led him to another passion: developing machinery to reduce the highly manual effort that was common at that time, while greatly increasing productivity and more uniform candies. In 1914, he began a small machine company in Chicago to manufacture various machines for the confectionery manufacturer.

CandyWorx, formerly HMC Manufacturing, is located in the Chicago area and is a brand of Spec Engineering. Roger Hohberger, grandson of John T. Hohberger and co-founder of the CandyWorx brand, ensures that all machinery is still produced with the same quality and craftsmanship as it has been since 1914. CandyWorx is a member of NCA, AACT, PMCA, as well as other confectionery organizations

To learn more about Spec Engineering, please visit www.spec.engineering.

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