HAAS AUTOMATION America’s Machine Tool Builder
Haas Automation is the largest machine tool builder in the United States, and one of the largest builders of CNC (computer numerically controlled) machines in the world. Haas products are manufactured in the company’s 1.1-million-plus-square-foot facility in Southern California, and distributed through a network of more than 170 Haas Factory Outlets, in more the 60 countries. Every HFO has complete showroom facilities, factory-trained service personnel, extensive spare-parts inventories and fully stocked service vehicles to provide the industry’s best service and support.
Gene Haas founded Haas Automation in 1983, to manufacture the industry’s first fully programmable collet indexer. The Haas 5C indexer was a huge success, and during the next four years, the company expanded its product line to include a wide selection of programmable rotary tables, indexers, and machine tool accessories. In 1987, Haas developed its first vertical machining center – the VF-1. Priced less than $50,000 – a then unheard of price for an American-made machining center – the VF-1 debuted at IMTS ’88 in Chicago.
Today, Haas Automation manufactures an extensive line of CNC vertical machining centers, CNC horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes, rotary products, and fully integrated automation systems. The company also builds a variety of specialty machines, including 5-axis machining centers, mold making machining centers, toolroom machines, and gantry routers. Haas has regional headquarters in Belgium and China, and currently exports more than half of its products overseas.
Since its inception, Haas Automation’s philosophy has been to use the most modern manufacturing processes to build the best machine tools at the best prices. This approach has yielded nearly constant growth over the years, and a continuous expansion of the product line. Innovative new machines are introduced on a regular basis, and existing product lines undergo constant improvement.
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