Strausak AG, Lohn-Ammannsegg, Switzerland decided to open a subsidiary in Mundelein, IL and incorporate in the state of Illinois as of July 1st, 2014. Hank Ecker, previously regional sales manager of Rollomatic Inc, has assumed the responsibility of Strausak Inc. as its president. Rollomatic Holding, LeLanderon, Switzerland acquired Strausak in 2011. With the R&D, purchasing power and other recourses of Rollomatic, the new and restructured Strausak organization continued the design of innovative precision CNC grinding machines. Strausak has been well known worldwide for providing CNC tool grinding solutions with precision and flexibility, such as the legendary 5-axis Fleximat. As one of the first users of the renowned NUM control and Numroto tool grinding software, Strausak knew the necessity of super-flexibility and productivity for grinding specialty cutting tools and for resharpening. The return to the United States marks an important milestone in their long history. Strausak is one of the oldest names in the CNC tool grinding field and already delivered NC-controlled tool grinders in the early 1980’s. Strausak completed the first design and delivery of a production machine for the automated manufacturing of watch parts in 1927.