From a staff of four to a team of 1,700

The history of Bausch+Ströbel began with a staff of four in a small 200 square meter building in Haller Straße 57, Ilshofen.

Two of the company founders, Siegfried Bullinger and Rolf Ströbel, with the first Bausch+Ströbel machine.

Today, 50 years later, Bausch+Ströbel employs 1,400 people in Ilshofen and more than 1,700 worldwide. In addition to growing in size, the family-owned company has risen to the rank of a world market leader over the past five decades. Still, Bausch+Ströbel has remained true to its values from the founding period: Preserving independence and investing profits in the further development of the company and the people working for it.

Historische AFV mit Firmengründern


Manufactured the first AFV machine with patented tip removal technology. No other machine type is a better example of Bausch+Ströbel's way from very small business to world market leader. The AFV 1000, a filling and closing machine for ampoules, achieved a revolutionary speed of 2,500 ampoules per hour and has been built more than 100 times since 1967. It has been succeeded by a number of other milestones in pharmaceutical filling and closing equipment – driven by inventiveness, precise work and an exceptionally high degree of in-house parts manufacturing.


Built the first fully automatic processing line for ready-to-use syringes


Manufactured the first continuously operating rotary ampoule processing machine worldwide, the AFV 4005


Developed valveless rotary piston pumps


Founded the ASEDO production subsidiary in Dombühl/Germany


Manufactured the first line for processing ready-to-use syringes in nests


Began manufacturing powder dosing equipment. The FFP 2000 was launched.


Manufactured the first high-speed line for processing cartridges in an isolator


Manufactured the SFM 5072 – high-speed machine for processing 60,000 ready-to-use syringes per hour with in-process control


Completed the largest building project in the history of the company: A new assembly building in Ilshofen with offices, training and presentation facilities, and company restaurant


Bausch+Ströbel acquired Wilco AG, Switzerland


Patented a single-hose peristaltic pump for easy handling and high process reliability


Launched the innovative and flexible VarioSys® production system


Began to apply digital methods throughout the equipment life cycle