Gene Haas founded Haas Automation in 1983, in Sun Valley California. His mantra was to manufacture tool making equipment and tools with accuracy, repeatability and durability at a lower price than competitors from the Far East. In 1984 he produced the world’s first fully automated, programmable Collet indexer and is now the largest CNC machine tool maker in the world, with the largest tool factory and operation in the USA at Oxnard California.
Haas pride themselves on offering more product features as standard and better high tech engineering than the marketplace and has four main product areas; CNC Lathes and turning centres, vertical machine centres, horizontal machine centres and rotary tables and indexers. Haas also provides specialist machines such as 5 axis machine centres, mould making machine centres, tool room machines, gantry routers and diamond cut wheel lathes.
Sales are handled through a global network of distributors and a full repair and refurbishment service is maintained through plants, in Belgium, India and China.
Haas tool making machines are used extensively in many industries, including construction and manufacturing of all sorts. Haas Automation has developed a number of machine tool innovations to improve the efficiency and reliability of its products including the Haas 5C indexer, the enhanced remote jog handle, finned spindle liners for lathes and the minimum oil machining system. Haas has also invented the method and process for determining time to overload for machine tools and the rule based display system. The linear actuator for rotating shaft assemblies is also used by tool manufactures throughout the world.