A legacy built on innovation and spirit of entrepreneurship

In 1946 a young couple of entrepreneurs, Fernand and Alice Habegger registered their company, Habasit, in Basel, Switzerland, setting our story in motion. They saw a need for high-quality, synthetic power transmission and conveyor belts in the belting industry, which would be easier and safer to assemble on machines. Over seventy years later we are still inspired by their originality and relentless pursuit of perfection.
Our ceaselessly innovative approach makes us anticipate tomorrow with curiosity and eagerness to continue delivering improvements to our customers’ processes. Today, Habasit’s customers receive the highest quality products and comprehensive, tailor-made solutions, made possible by over 3.800 employees and our service and distribution partners in more than 70 countries worldwide.

New alignment - market orientation

Habasit continues international growth and expands expertise and competencies to serve the needs of customers' processes.

Optimization phase - scientific and professional stabilization

During the optimization phase, Habasit developed and strengthened the international sales network and took a focus on ecology and the protection of the environment.
The highlights in product and technological developments were the extension of the production width and development of melting calender and coating machine. 

Consolidation phase - worldwide expansion

Pioneering phase - innovation and building up

At the beginning there was the product idea, issued from chance, intuition and observation of the shortcomings of the belt locks used in those times. 
The development began with PVC to which polyamide was added later. The difficulties related to these new synthetic materials (migration of softening agents, delamination, gluing, etc.) had to be mastered. The joining of the belt ends and the belt calculation were important factors in the sale of this new machine element.  

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