FHW Franz Haas Waffelmaschinen GmbH

Company profile

Our broad range of machinery in the field of waffle production is suitable for smaller, midsize and larger industrial producers.
Our commitment to technical innovation as well as being absolutely customer oriented has shaped our company history. A 110 yearlong tradition within the group consolidation, the high degree of motivation towards offering user-friendly development and our customer service form the basis for Haas being globally active, recognized and appreciated as a leading partner worldwide in the long-life bakery products industry.
Consistently utilizing our synergies in research and development, in the sales network, in the production, logistics and delivery for the needs of our customers allows us to be as flexible and individual as possible.
Our ever-dedicated staff ensure the satisfaction of our customers.

Products and services

Equipment for the production of confectionery and baked goods, particularly in the field of waffle products

We consider ourselves not just to be machine builders but as solution-orientated system providers for our customers. This is why the range of services Haas has to offer extends from technological support in developing waffle production to project planning/commissioning and the production of equipment to services during operation. We support our customers in more than one hundred companies on each continent with our recipes for efficient product development and production.


The FHW Franz Haas Waffelmaschinen GmbH has been an independent subsidiary of the Haas Food Equipment GmbH since 2011, a company committed to carry on the tradition of the founder, Josef Haas. It is not only the largest and most strong selling company, it is the backbone of the entire corporation.  With its consistent and successful growth, FHW paves the way to a successful future for the newer business areas of the Haas Group.
Originally founded in 1905 as a building and machine fitter firm, the company built its first waffle machinery in 1948.
In 1966 son Franz Haas and his wife Maria founded the company Franz Haas Waffelmaschinen, in which their children also began to work in the 1960s.
In 1974 Johann Haas, Margarete Jiraschek (née Haas) and Josef Haas sen. took over their parents’ business. This was followed by the move to the new plant in Leobendorf in 1975 and the founding of the branch offices Haas do Brasil in 1977, Haas of America in 1980 and Haas Far East in 1985.
After acquiring Hecrona Keksmaschinen in 1986 the company began with its strategic expansion.
Between 1997 and 2003 Haas Asia Pacific was founded and the companies Mondomix and GAM Steinhoff GmbH were purchased. In 2005 the fourth generation, Josef Haas, Johannes Haas and Stefan Jiraschek began running the company.
In the years 2006 to 2009 the company continued on its path towards success with the founding of Haas Food Machinery and the acquisition of DFE Meincke.
In 2011 the group of companies reorganized.
FHW Franz Haas Waffelmaschinen GmbH
Franz Haas Straße
2100 Leobendorf
+43 2262 600
+43 2262 600 4040
Export/Foreign share
the Russian Federation, China, Italy, Turkey, Mexico, the USA, Indonesia, Poland, Germany, Poland
Contact person
Peter Keller
Managing Director

Being authorized to bear the Austrian national coat of arms is a great honor for our company.

We consider this to be a great appreciation of our companies performance, particularly for the export markets and shall continue to invest in innovation and products that live up to this seal of quality in Austrian industries.

Peter Keller, Managing Director
FHW Franz Haas Waffelmaschinen GmbH