Strauss was founded in 1946 by Engelbert Strauss with a commitment to creating the world’s finest work safety clothing. Today, Europe’s leading workwearbrand is still a family-owned company, managed jointly by Engelbert’s son Norbert Strauss and his own sons Steffen and Henning. As a very forward-looking, cutting-edge company, Strauss thinks and acts with a cross-generational view, offering a large portfolio of over 30,000 individual product lines for the whole family. The company logo, the red ostrich, is a reference to the family name Strauss, which means Ostrich in German.
Today the company is Europe’s leading manufacturer of workwear and work-equipment with a talented staff of
more than 1.300 people. Engelbert Strauss is headquartered in Biebergemünd / Frankfurt am Main in a campus soon to include a brand-new manufacturing facility with a capacity of up to 400,000 shoes per year, a textile advertising agency and high-tech logistics. Products are sold through a number of company-owned flagship stores, a global network of retailers, and online.
The Engelbert Strauss IT infrastructure includes more than 300 servers, including WMware virtualized servers running Windows and Linux, as well as a plentitude of other devices such as firewalls, routers, and even a telefax-system, that remains the preferred way for submission of purchase orders for some retailers. The company manufacturing line is not yet connected to the IT infrastructure, but as the new production facility goes online that may change.