Habasit is a leading provider of high-quality conveyor and power transmission belts to customers in 70 countries worldwide. This year, 2021, sees the 75th anniversary of its foundation in Basel, Switzerland, in 1946, by Fernand and Alice Habegger. Driven by a mission to make belt assembly simpler and safer, Habasit started out as a technical support and consulting company before becoming the manufacturer of customized conveyor and power transmission belt solutions it is today.

The idea behind the company came from Fernand Habegger’s first-hand experience in manufacturing, including a workplace accident involving a leather belt. He believed that new, synthetic materials could improve the performance of belts and make them safer for line operators. 
Habasit was born from entrepreneurship and working closely with customers on the shop floor. This is still how we operate today. Because we understand the challenges of each customer’s processing and conveying lines, from engineering aspects to performance and cost ownership, we can customize their belts to match their needs, and help them keep pace with the latest trends in their industry.
Habasit has always insisted on using the highest quality raw materials and fully testing new technologies. As a result, its belts offer outstanding reliability and very long lifetimes. The company has launched numerous patents and solutions over the years as it grew its range of materials and belt coatings, belt widths, and advanced joining methods and customization options, in response to its customers’ needs. 

Habasit’s industry specialists have an in-depth understanding of their customers’ particular application needs, which ensures delivery of exactly the right products, technologies, and know-how in every case. The multiple solutions offered by the company cut maintenance costs, raise productivity and cost-efficiency, and contribute to saving water, energy, and other precious resources across various applications.

To be a good partner to your customers means being close to them geographically. Today, customers in over 70 countries benefit from a dedicated network of local Habasit service centers. These offer fully-equipped inventories and advanced belt customization, and deliver a fast response whenever and wherever customers need assistance.

Habasit is particularly proud of its long-term relationships with customers and distributors. These have often lasted decades, and are based on its strong customer focus and the high quality and performance of its solutions and services. Habasit employees show the same loyalty; many stay with the firm for years. They are glad of the opportunities Habasit offers for career development within the company, and appreciate its international network, stability, and long-term values, vision and goals.

This long-term thinking is central to Habasit’s plans for the future. The company firmly believes that industrial growth is possible without a high cost to people or our planet – but only if businesses commit fully to sustainability. Thus Habasit remains dedicated to making its customers’ equipment and processes more sustainable, smarter, and safer.

While many Habasit solutions already offer major environmental benefits, Habasit plans an even stronger focus on meeting its customers’ sustainability goals. From the use of smart technologies to finding new ways to improve productivity, Habasit is committed to enabling greener, smarter and healthier processes as it, and its customers, move together into the future.