About JOBO

JOBO is a family owned company now in its third generation of family leadership. Having been founded in 1923, it has built up a reputation for quality, professionalism, and commitment. These core values remain our keys for continuous success in times of vast technological changes, growing markets, and globalisation.


Through innovation and ingenuity JOBO has created standards within the imaging industry. For example, JOBO created the product class of small-volume, high-quality photo processors.

Johannes Bockemühl, photography pioneer and founder of the company, first presented JOBO equipment at the trade show “Leipziger Messe”.

Interaction with our customers and end users has been an important key for making JOBO a market leader in the world of photography. JOBO is present at all major international and national trade shows – never losing touch with the customers. Effective dialogue enables us to build our success on our customer’s success and satisfaction. 

About CatLABS

CatLABS is the distributer for Jobo analog products in the US. Specializing in Jobo products, we offer complete service, maintenance and spare parts for all Jobo machines.

CatLABS of JP is committed to the environment:

  • We recycle: We try to use only previously used packing materials that come from our suppliers.
  • When that is not possible, we use only cradle-to-cradle–certified boxes, sourced locally whenever possible.
  • We produce less waste: Other than the shipping labels we print, our business is a totally paper-free operation (on and off e-Bay).
  • We shred all of our waste paper and use the shreds as packing material.

Our goal is to reduce the impact our business has on the earth’s natural resources as part of a responsible and sustainable business model