At HABA, 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 and operated by the Habermaass family for more than 80 years, 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 area. In 2002, the Skaneateles facility was revamped from a manufacturing facility into what it is today - a sales, marketing and distribution office for HABA® toys, which now range from toys and games made in Germany to also toys made in Asia.
HABA prides itself on the fact that children love playing with our 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 for many of our toys; wooden toys last for years and flatter the hand. Our wooden baby clutching toys are still made in Germany using PEFC certified Beech and/or Maple; PEFC means the wooden toys are made from timbers that are reforested. Many of our wooden toddler toys are produced in China from similar materials. We use safe, non-toxic, water based stains and lacquers on our products. 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 our European designed toys. Our classic, feel-good toys have found their niche amongst the plethora of toy choices in today's marketplace.