The Haas Group – history

We bring tradition and progress together – for more than a century.

We combine quality with continuous development and put the customer center stage in all that we do. And this has been our policy for more than 110 years. Together with the trust of our customers we intend to stay on this path in the future.


  • 1905: On July 14, 1905, master locksmith Josef Haas founds a building and machine fitting business in Vienna
  • 1948: Construction of the first HV6 wafer machine
  • 1966: Founding of Franz Haas Waffelmaschinen
  • 1977: Founding of Haas do Brasil, Curitiba
  • 1980: Founding of Haas of America, Richmond
  • 2002: Acquisition of the aerating specialist Mondomix, The Netherlands
  • 2003: Acquisition of the know-how of the cone plants specialist GAM Steinhoff, Germany
  • 2006: Founding of Haas Food Machinery Shanghai, China
  • 2009: Integration of the biscuit specialist DFE Meincke, Denmark
  • 2016: Integration of the Patreider brand in the areas of cutting solutions, feeding and handling systems
  • 2017: Germar Wacker takes over the company business as CEO
  • 2018: Haas became part of Bühler Group

Our Companies

Find out more about the four cornerstones of the Haas Group


Here you can find information about our worldwide subsidiaries

HAAS of America
For customers in the US and in Canada, we founded our affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. We are the leading supplier of baking ovens, processing equipment and related services. Our local sales and service team ensures your access to the reliable HAAS services.