Serving Manufacturing Industries since 1933 with Products for Drilling, Tapping, Chamfering and Threading
In 1933 Ralph Hause and A.C. Brammer formed a partnership and called it "Hause Valve Company" to manufacture valves used in underground oil well equipment. In the following ten-year period, the product line was expanded to include complete oil well pump assemblies with the trademark "Moroil". After the death of A.C. Brammer in 1940, his son Eugene in 1942, and a fire which destroyed the plant in 1943, the manufacture of oil field equipment was discontinued. The plant was partially rebuilt and operated by Ralph Hause as a sole proprietorship, doing production machine work to order. The Hause Valve Company was incorporated in 1947 and continued to expand its facilities for production machine work.
Development of the present "Holomatic" product line was started in 1952 and a second company "Hause Machines, Inc." was organized in 1953 and incorporated in 1957 to market this equipment. The term "Holomatic" is a registered trade name that identifies the patented power feed unit design principles. These units are used to drive a wide variety of end working tools in manufacturing. The capacity, range and versatility of this concept has made possible the development and sale of complete production machines.
After the death of Ralph Hause in 1976, Hause Machines, Inc. was owned and operated by eight shareholders. Because a number of these eight shareholders were approaching retirement, they decided to collectively sell their share and put Hause Machines, Inc. under new ownership. In July of 1987, James Smythe of Toledo acquired the majority interest in Hause Machines, Inc. After 18 years of ownership, Mr. Smythe decided to sell the machine tool business and devote more time to his security business.
In July of 2005, James Fruchey and Robert Brubaker, both existing employees of the company, purchased the assets of Hause Machines, Inc. Under the new ownership the company will continue to operate as Hause Machines to maintain the 74 year history of good quality products at a reasonable price.
Hause Machines has been serving manufacturing industries with products of unsurpassed quality for drilling, tapping, chamfering, reaming, milling, boring and threading. Today, more than 11,000 power feed units later, Hause employees number approximately 50 at our Montpelier, Ohio, plant and our sales organization features 12 manufacturers' representatives with more than 30 field sales representatives. The product line has grown to include a broad range of drill and tap units, basic machines, fixed and adjustable multiple spindle heads along with specially designed dials, trunnions and slide machines.
A Growing Global Perspective
Hause serves the automotive, farm, firearms, appliance, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic, marine, aircraft and aerospace, ordinance, U-bolt, fastener, welding equipment, hand tools, heavy truck, plumbing, transportation and transmission industries.
Our more than 900 worldwide customers include manufacturing giants like General Electric, Dana, John Deere, International Harvester, General Motors, Borg-Warner, Rockwell, Colt, Whirlpool, Boeing and Allis-Chalmers, along with many smaller companies. In addition to U.S. sales, we ship to manufacturers in Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Ireland, Poland, Philippines, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Portugal and China.