Haas Automation Reports Record Sales in 2017
Haas Automation, Inc., Oxnard, California, reports that its annual sales exceeded 13,500 units for the first time in company history in 2017 – an increase of nearly 30 percent over 2016 – making it the best sales year ever for America’s leading machine tool builder.
“It was an incredible year,” says Haas Automation’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Scott Gasich. “Haas Automation performed strongly on all continents, with substantial growth in all markets – especially international markets, which accounted for 55 percent of our sales. Most notably, we enjoyed 41 percent sales increase in mainland Europe, with more than 3500 new Haas CNC machine tools sold in 2017.
“And we expect another record year in 2018,” Gasich adds, “partly because we will be launching new products and major updates to our existing machines. In 2018, you will see a Haas UMC-1000 5-axis universal machining center with larger travels; major updates to our turning center line, including an all-new control; a renewed Haas EC-400 horizontal machining center with pallet system; a new 5-axis gantry mill for large parts; a few new tilting 2-axis rotary tables; updates to our Drill/Tap/Mill Series machines; and new side-mount tool changers, with up to 100 tools on selected machines.
“With these innovations,” Gasich concludes, “we aim to sell more than 15,500 machines in 2018. We are targeting continued growth in all markets, and expect to increase our export percentage to 60 percent. Our production facility in Oxnard, California, is currently building at a rate to produce more than 15,000 machines this year, and we will continue increasing this output throughout the year to meet the growing demands for our products.”
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.
For more information about Haas Automation and Haas products, visit HaasCNC.com.
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