In 1983 JTM Service was formed and since then we have grown into a leading company in the commercial laundry and warewashing sector with a reputation for going the extra mile for our customers and each other! JTM Service wasn’t the only thing started in 1983 though – the events listed below have all stood the test of time and evolved over the years, just as we have at JTM Service. 1983 highlights that are still going strong today nearly four decades later include:

JTM Service Was Formed

We started with an ethos of customer care and exceptional customer service, and are proud of our reputation for being the ‘go to’ company for commercial laundry and warewashing.



The Pound Coin Introduced

The pound coin (£1) was introduced in 1983 to replace the Bank of England £1 banknote which was discontinued in 1984.


The Red Hot Chilli Peppers Were Formed 

With over 100 million records sold worldwide, the Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time having stood the test of time over nearly 4 decades.


Microsoft Word First Released

The first Word version, Word 1.0, was released in October 1983 for Xenix and MS-DOS in 1983 transforming business communication. MS Word has become the go to word processing software globally evolving to be available in over 100 languages.


Commercial Mobile Phone Available

In 1983, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x was the first commercially available handheld mobile phone. Since the first mobile phones were in use en masse they have now become part of our daily lives evolving to be an essential extension of how we communicate.