Strauss Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH was founded in 1945, employs currently 42 people and has more than 15 years tradition in special machine fabrication for the fruit and vegetable market. Strauss is a family company currently run by the managing director Jörn Strauss, son of the third generation. Strauss is covering the whole spectrum from design, PLC programming, optoelectronic right to manufacturing and installation of equipment. Machines of Strauss are sold in many European countries; some of them are even sold into the asparagus market. Since their machines are wide spread (in terms of location), STRAUSS is always offering to have their system equipped with a modem for data transfer in case of failures.