At Habermaass Corp. of Germany, kids rule. You won’t see a lot of them running around the factory, but their needs and wants are foremost in our company’s mission. Owned by Mr. Klaus Habermaass, whose father started the business more than 72 years ago, our company has grown to 1,400 employees in Germany. The HABA USA division is located in Skaneateles, NY, a quaint town in the Finger Lakes which was acquired with HABA’s 1980 purchase of Skaneateles Handicrafters, a business known for its high-quality wooden trains and block sets. In the 1980-90’s this USA office continued to build and distribute T.C. Timber wooden trains and educational block sets. In 2002, our Skaneateles facility was revamped from a manufacturing facility into what it is today - a sales, marketing and distribution office for HABA® toys and also for the German made Spielstabil® toys and most recently the Danish designed Moover® toys.
Today, HABA prides itself on the fact that children love playing with its toys, blissfully unaware of how this fosters their development. That’s the stamp of approval the company appreciates the most, but it has been recognized by the grown-up world as well. Our products have been bestowed honors by virtually every German toy award and virtually all of the prestigious American ones, as well. Our design intentions are simple, provide value and quality. We have a uniquely playful design that uses characters and colors that, for the most part, are non-gender specific. All of products are designed to grow with the child to ensure many years of family enjoyment.
HABA favors wood as its material for most of the toys, as the beech and maple we use are regenerative, the natural markings make it unique, wooden toys flatters the hand, are ideal for children and inspires our designers to create little wonders. HABA is one of the only toy companies that uses PEFC certified wood. This means all of our wooden toys that are manufactured in Germany are made from reforested timbers. Interesting to note that in Germany more trees are being planted each year then harvested! We use safe, non-toxic, water based lacquers on our products (not paints). We use recycled corrugated with as little foam/etc. as possible to package our items.
HABA is confident the U.S. consumer will delight in the wholesome, cheerful designs of its European toys. Our classic, feel-good toys have found their niche amongst the plethora of toy choices in today’s marketplace.
As mentioned earlier, in addition to the wooden toys made by our German headquarters under the HABA label, the company maintains four other exclusive U.S. distributorships. We distribute virtually indestructible, colorfast sand, garden and dining toys from another German manufacturer, Spielstabil, as well as the Danish designed Moover wooden ride-on, construction and role play toys.
From birth to 99, HABA has the young and the young at heart covered!
Thank you, we hope you enjoy the fun!