History

1948The company is founded by Dominik Pache near Stuttgart.
1954The company moves to Landshut.
1969Heinz Brunner takes over the management together with his father-in-law Karl Grassl.
1976Karl Grassl resigns for health reasons.
1977The company’s first own plant comes into being in Ergolding (near Landshut).
1978Still a small company at that time, HA-BE installs the first EDP system.
1984An extension is built on to the plant in Ergolding.
1987Karl-Heinz Brunner steps into the company.
1988A further extension is added to the plant in Ergolding after 1984.
1989The company’s capacity is expanded in the areas of pressing and toolmaking.
1992HA-BE is the first company worldwide to install an innovative robotic bending cell. In nearby Altheim (Landshut), a second production site is leased out.
1997HA-BE builds a new plant in Altheim with a production area of 6,500 sqm and an administrative area of 2,000 sqm.
2001400 t of pressing force exerted by the full automated MW drawing press increase the production possibilities.
2006The production area is extended to cover 8,500 sqm. A logistics centre is created with an automatic high-rack facility for small parts as well as a pallet warehouse.
2008Expansion of the production area to 10,500 sqm. A new production line for control system casings commences operations.
2009The HPS (HA-BE production system) is further developed on an intensive basis.
With their takeover of 5% of the company shares, Stefanie and Isabella Brunner stand for the 4th generation that is integrated into the company.
2010HA-BE overcomes the economic crisis and plans extensive investments in new technologies:
  • As one of the first companies in Europe, HA-BE introduces the use of a solid-state laser for use in laser cutting copper.
  • Several customer awards in the areas of quality and key accounts confirm HA-BE’s reliability as a partner.
20112 further 5-axle CNC milling centres go into operation.
2012Production is launched at the plant in Taicang, China.
HA-BE expands its production capacity by means of a 8 kW robot laser welding cell.
2013Festive opening of the new plant in Taicang on April 19, 2013
With the DMC 60 H linear, a 4-axle milling centre, the capacity is once again expanded in the metal-cutting production.
2014Move to the new plant 2. This extends the production area by 2,300 sqm.
2015Foundation of a Joint Venture with a Canadian company. In the future, the Joint Venture will serve the North American market under the name of HABE-ISE.
Through the installation of a TruLaser 5020, HA-BE is considerably increasing its production options in the area of  laser welding.