Results Machine tool maker Haas Automation records best year ever

Editor: Eric Culp

International demand drives sales.

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Company founder Gene Haas (2nd from r.) and others celebrate the 10th anniversary of the company’s Polish factory outlet.
Company founder Gene Haas (2nd from r.) and others celebrate the 10th anniversary of the company’s Polish factory outlet.
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US-based Haas Automation has announced that last year was the best in the company’s 30-year history, with revenues increasing 11.5% from 2011 to more than $967 million and CNC machine tool production rising 5% to over 13,300 units. “The 2012 numbers reinforce Haas Automation’s position as the world’s leading CNC machine tool builder,” the company said.

According to a statement, sales of Haas CNC machine tools remained strong throughout 2012, with December yielding a near-record 1,512 units sold. It said total sales were up 6% over 2011, and the more than half of the machines shipped were delivered to international markets.

Haas General Manager Bob Murray underlined the importance of the demand for the company’s machines outside the United States. “It was an incredible year, our best year ever. And we owe a lot to our international customers. We will continue investing in our growing international markets to ensure that all Haas customers receive the high-quality products and world-class service they deserve.”

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All Haas products are built in the company’s manufacturing facility in Southern California. They are distributed worldwide through a the company global network of Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs).

Currently, there are over 170 HFOs in more than 50 countries, with more planned for the future, and the network has played a major role in the company’s growth, according to Murray. “This commitment to serving our customers is one of the driving forces behind Haas Automation’s global success.”

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