History

Innovative ovens and stoves since 1854

For decades Haas+Sohn has been one of the most successful manufacturers of ovens and stoves. With 450 employees in several production facilities, and a dense network of distribution partners, the company is now a leader within Central Europe.

 

 

Proven and tested for over 150 years

 

The Beginnings

It all began with the merchants Wilhelm Ernst Haas Senior and his son Wilhelm Ernst Junior. In 1854 they bought the iron foundry in Neuhoffnungshuetten in Hessen, Germany. From the very beginning father and son showed great vision and innovative spirit. Expansion and additional production sites and factories were the result of their continued success. Shortly after founding the company, their time as oven and stove manufacturers began.

Since the 1970’s the company has been operating under its current name. In 2001 the production of pellet stoves began. Today Haas+Sohn is the only provider in the industry to offer the full range of products and is also a specialist for innovative ovens and stoves. The product range is from fireplace assembly sets, fireplace ovens, pellet stoves through to oil stoves and cookers.

Right from the very beginning up until today the company concept, which has grown over many decades, the ambition to have the best oven manufacturing knowledge and know-how, and last but not least, success in the European market has been fundamental. This combination is the basis that makes Haas+Sohn the indisputable top-quality brand it is, – characterised by design, innovation, quality and numerous awards.

Meilensteine der Unternehmensgeschichte:

2014
After expansion and modernisation production location in Pápa (Hungary) is going into full operation. Investment sum: around 10 million euros Production area 20,000 m2 Total site area: 80,000 m2.
2013
Opening of the new Germany headquarters in Sinn-Fleisbach Investment volume: approx. 1 million euros Floor space: 800 m2 Putting the new warehouse and logistics centre in Varnsdorf (CZ) into service Investment volume: approx. 1.1 million euros Closure of the production location in Stumm in the Zillertal Launch of the new easy-control operating concept
2012
Market launch of the 4kW stove for low energy or passive house.
2011
Market launch of separate heat exchangers for pellet stoves.
2010
Market launch of CLEAN TECHNOLOGY burner chambers.
2009
Market launch of patented, fully automatic electronic air control i-control. For the particularly efficient stoves of the i-series Haas+Sohn is the first manufacturer in Austria to be awarded the Austrian ecolabel in the fireplace stoves category. The Haas+Sohn pellet stoves are also given the Austrian ecolabel.
2006
Opening of the new headquarters at Puch (on the outsirts of Salzburg). Besides the logistics headquarters the research and development department are situated on the premises.
2005
Haas+Sohn takes over the Tyrolean manufacturer of slow-burning stoves and side stoves Riser and hence becomes a full-line supplier. 
1998
Market launch of boiler stoves.
1994
The next step was the development of Haas+Sohn and the successful expansion into Hungary and the Czech Republic. 
1992
The Max Reischl Group takes over Haas+Sohn and hence becomes a manufacturer of oil and coal-burning stoves
1980
Foundation of Reischl-Theimer as general distributor for ovens and stoves for residential areas.
1957
Beginning of the co-operation with the Austrian Max Reischl Group.
1854
The name Haas+Sohn as well as the origin of the company go back to the traders Wilhelm Ernst Haas senior and his son Wilhelm Ernst Haas junior who in 1854 acquired the ironworks of the “Neuhoffnungshütte” in Sinn (Hessen, Germany). The core operation was initially the iron foundry; high-quality stove production soon however became the focus of the business operation.

Impressionen aus vergangenen Zeiten

Sales tour for Haas+Sohn. Fritz Gross at the horse riding and driving tournament in Herborn
Employee Buildings. Built 1954–1956, staff canteen
View from the old administration building onto the parking lot with bike parking facility and "sleeping quarters" – the accomodations and kitchen for employees, which were not able to commute home during the week. About 1945–1950
"Excursion to the Moon at the workplace", Moon landing of Apollo 11. Television sets provided by Julius Stüven were set up in the company enabling everyone to witness the great event.
The new enameling plant
Production of oil stoves, busy female workers at the assembly line
The one-millionth oil stove. To mark this great event, the company donated pork sausage, rolls and beer for the entire work force.
The new foundry
Vehicle fleet Haas+Sohn, about 1962–1963. VW beetles and busses as well as trucks Mercedes 125
St. Niklas family celebration in 1979 for the entire Haas+Sohn work force