Haas Automation Inc., of Oxnard, CA, reports that 2012 was the best year in the company’s 30-year history, with revenues exceeding $967 million – an increase of 11.5% over 2011 – and CNC machine tool production exceeding 13,300 units, an increase of 5%. The 2012 numbers reinforce Haas Automation’s position as the world’s leading CNC machine tool builder.
Sales of Haas CNC machine tools remained strong throughout 2012, with December yielding a near-record 1,512 units sold. Total sales for the year exceeded 13,000 machines – an increase of 6% over 2011 – and the company shipped a total of 13,324 units worldwide, with more than half going to international markets.
“It was an incredible year; our best year ever,” says Bob Murray, GM, Haas. “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.”
All Haas products are built in the company’s 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Southern California. They are distributed worldwide through a global network of Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs) that provide the industry’s best sales, service, and support.
Currently, there are more than 170 HFOs in more than 50 countries worldwide, with more planned for the future.
“Our growing HFO network allows us to provide Haas customers around the world with local access to Haas products, sales assistance, replacement parts, and factory-trained service personnel,” Murray says. “This commitment to serving our customers is one of the driving forces behind Haas Automation’s global success.”