Here at Haith we are proud to say that we are one of the only companies in our sector to be continuously owned by the same family since the company was founded.
It all began when, at 18 years old, Geoff Haith started carrying out repairs for local farmers leading him to realise that there was a need for a more mechanised way of washing and grading root vegetables, with his engineering ability and farming background he designed and manufactured machines for carrot, potato and beetroot handling.
The business, until recently, has been run by Geoff’s five sons and daughter, backed by a great young management team to ensure the continued success of the company, there are over 120 people employed at our factory in the UK and multiple agents around the world promoting the Haith brand globally resulting in a network of excellent installations and satisfied customers worldwide.
Haith has continued to grow in size and strength and has moved on 3 occasions to larger premises with more production area, this has led to the present ultra-modern wholly owned facility with 10,000 sq. ft of production space on a 6 acre site in South Yorkshire which is equipped with the most up to date CNC laser, waterjet and bending equipment.
Haith have achieved many awards for machine design over the years and are especially proud to have twice been awarded the highest accolade in the UK, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, both times in the Innovation category, as the only company in the field to hold this prestigious award, Haith’s emphasis on continual innovation and development with a view to keeping the UK vegetable industry at the forefront of technology has been acknowledged.
3D design has become a major focus for Haith allowing prospective clients to see a reality view of what they are buying, another useful technological innovation is the ability to capture data and analyse and control all functions of each component in the line from one point, preventing costly stoppages and utilizing the full capacity of the machinery, our in house PLC programming department design bespoke control systems which incorporate the most up to date software to meet requirements of the end user all from the HMI screen so users have a visual point to see how the complete system is running.
Through a continual program of R&D Haith are now the UK leading manufacturers of root crop handling machinery, from single machines to turn-key facilities to suit growers, processors and packers of all sizes, backed by many years of experience to help customers to make the right choice for their business, coupled with our working partners we can deliver a complete field to pack solution and include optical inspection, multi head weighing, end of line robot packing and full project management.
George Geoffrey Haith started Haith Engineering Limited, repairing farm machinery.
Tickhill Engineering was incorporated to manufacture vegetable handling equipment.
Manufactured the first Barrel Washer.
Designed and patented the first Flume Destoner.
Haith moved to Armthorpe.
Built the first Water Treatment System.
SupaFill 600 designed and patented – the first ever dipping head box filler.
SupaFlow Grader designed and patented.
Rota-Tip Box Tippler designed and patented.
Haith designed and patented their root veg polisher.
£1.8M investment in the new factory and offices.
Awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
Haith introduce the Direct Drive Root Veg Polisher to the market.
Haith launch the VertiFill Pro-Series Box Filler.
£1M factory extension.
Branston Ltd buys Haith’s 1,000th vegetable washer.
Awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, for a second time, this time for the Rota-Tip Box Tippler which is used at the start of food processing lines and produce grading systems to transfer fresh vegetables onto washing, sizing and packing lines.