The Ahaus Advantage

Automated Machine Builders
Ahaus Tool & Engineering has been offering customers high-quality solutions to challenging manufacturing, tooling and automation equipment needs for more than 60 years. We have the ability to work with our customers in almost any step in their manufacturing process, from conceptual design and engineering, to installation, service and support. While our team of dedicated, skilled employees work hard on the shop floor to construct high-quality tooling and automation solutions, it’s our engineering team’s unique ability to meet exact project requirements and achieve high levels of precision that has earned our company many notable accomplishments and a strong reputation.
What sets Ahaus engineers apart? Perhaps it’s their dedication to the successful design of machines, tools, controls and fixtures. Or perhaps it’s their commitment to routine internal reviews by cross-functional teams, developing the best possible design and avoiding potential problems or failure modes. But then, most good engineers want to develop successful designs, and most are committed to quality assurance. It is safe to say the most significant attribute of an Ahaus engineer is their love of the blank page.
Nate Pfeiffer, engineering manager at Ahaus, oversees the mechanical design engineers and electrical engineers. He calls the difference the “Ahaus Advantage”: engineers who love a challenge; engineers who prefer a blank page.
“It’s why we do what we do,” Pfeiffer said, referring to his team’s passion for starting each new design from scratch based on a customer’s specifications. “A big part of why I and my team of engineers love working at Ahaus is the challenge of designing something completely different from day to day.”
Pfeiffer also spoke of his team’s ingenuity: “One thing that makes us stand out from our competitors is our ability to think abstractly.”
Where some machine builders might try and take the easy way out or offer only the most basic solution, Ahaus’ engineers take each automated machine build request and hold roundtable discussions to find the best possible solution. Or, as Pfeiffer puts it, “Let’s do it different – let’s do it better.”