The European HTEC Network

The Partnership Concept
for Inspiring CNC Education


An Expanding Network, Three New HTECs in Three Weeks


On March 3, the Vilnius College of Technologies and Design became the second HTEC in Lithuania and the third HTEC in Baltic Countries. This college is the third largest university of Applied sciences in Lithuania and hosts more than 4000 students and 400 teaching staff. The HTEC is embedded in the Faculty of Technical Sciences. Apart from an ST-10, Haas MiniMill and a handful of Haas simulators, the school also uses technologies from Mastercam, Sandvik and Schunk.


On March 11 Haas Automation Europe and its local distributor Abamet opened an HTEC in The Nizhegorodskiy Radio Technical College in Nizhny Novgorod. By population Nizhny Novgorod is the fifth city in Russia and is located about 400 kilometers east of Moscow. The school has an ST-10, a MiniMill and a separate classroom with 5 simulators. The college, with 1.500 students, collaborated with local industry to get the funding to build the HTEC. 

On March 16 an HTEC was opened at the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin in the east of Poland. This is the 18th HTEC that Abplanalp and Haas Automation have opened in Poland. The University of Economics and Innovation is a private institute for higher education and was founded in 2000. It is one of only nine schools in Europe to have a Haas 5-axis UMC-750, its other Haas is an ST-10 lathe. The school has 11.900 students and was Poland’s most awarded University in 2015.

Contact details of each of the new HTECs can be found in our member section.