Sommer & Strassburger at the Achema in Frankfurt

Achema from 10-14 June is the world’s leading trade fair for all areas of the process industry and offers a comprehensive and cross-industry range of technologies and services. It is an important driver of innovation and brings together decision-makers, experts and solution providers in a globally unique marketplace. This year we have registered with our holding company INEX-solutions GmbH and will be together with HUBL GmbH in Hall 3 in the pharmaceutical, packaging and storage technology area.

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Our sales team is at your disposal and looks forward to sharing this year’s innovations with you. Get your free ACHEMA day ticket:

We would like to welcome you in hall 3.0 at booth D96.

Request pressure pipes, heat exchangers or filter housings now

Our form will guide you to your customised configuration in just a few steps. In addition to the scope of delivery, media properties, operating pressure, number of elements or the basic design are also requested. Your enquiry will then be forwarded to our experts with all the necessary details, and you will receive a quote immediately.

Help us to make the request form even more intuitive by giving us feedback. Simply send an e-mail to – reference request form.

Hygienic Design – Drainability and riboflavin test of vessels and filter housings

In very hygiene-critical applications such as in the healthcare or food & beverage industry, drainability is of great importance.(gravity drainage). We are happy to support you with a suitable design, for example with special fittings, surfaces with a slope and a roughness of up to Ra ≤ 0.38 µm. We will discuss your test protocol for the drainability of the housing or vessel at the start of your project and consider the current ASME BPE guidelines. We can document the drainability for your end customer with a video we create.

All surfaces that come into contact with the product must either be easily accessible for manual cleaning or it must be demonstrated that automated cleaning in place (clean-in-place CIP) produces compliant results. So-called dead spaces, i.e. areas that are not wetted by the cleaning medium (spray shadows), are particularly feared. CIP lances are often used in containers and filter housings. We are happy to offer you CIP lances with customised spray balls adapted to your application.

To verify the wettability of surfaces in contact with the product, we offer you the so-called riboflavin test. In this test, riboflavin (a fluorescent vitamin) is applied to the product-wetted area, after which a CIP rinse (modelled on reality) is carried out. An UV lamp is then used to check whether fluorescent riboflavin is still present on the surfaces in the filter housing/ vessel. Your advantage with Sommer & Strassburger is our decades of experience in the design, manufacture and documentation of pharmaceutical filter housings and vessels!


Contact us, we can also make your system completely drainable!

INEX-solutions on the get-together LOUNGES Karlsruhe

LOUNGE is one of the most important industry platforms for cleanroom and process technology in Germany. Our sales team will be available for you together with HUBL GmbH and look forward to sharing this year’s innovations with you.Contact us if you would like a personal appointment or a free day ticket. We would like to welcome you as INEX-solutions at our booth A0.2.

Export of pressure vessels according to JIS (Japanese industrial standard)

The Japanese Industrial Standards define the standards that are used in industry in Japan. The design of pressure equipment according to JIS is based on ASME, but there are some special requirements for the selection of materials and parts. For example, sight glasses and screws must undergo a separate component test in accordance with Japanese national regulations. Although TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service GmbH, for example, is usually used as the designated foreign testing agency (DFTA) for a tank manufactured in Germany, it is up to the Japanese authority to determine the scope of testing in Japan. As a rule, a document check and a visual inspection including a dimensional check are carried out on site in Japan. We have already successfully completed several projects with export to Japan, for example a vessel with manufacturing/calculation basis according to ASME Section VIII Div.1 / Edition 2021 (Joint Efficiency E=0.7) with classification according to JIS B8265:2017: Second class pressure Vessel.
Get in touch with us, we will get your export to Japan off the ground – and not just during the cherry blossom season!

Sommer and Strassburger with a stand at INTERPHEX in New York

The INTERPHEX trade fair from 16 – 18 April 2024 brings together experts from the entire pharmaceutical technology supply chain. This year, for the first time, we will be sharing a stand at INTERPHEX with our colleagues from HUBL GmbH as INEX-Solutions GmbH – continuing our growth strategy in the American pharmaceutical and healthcare market. We look forward to interesting discussions. Visit us at our stand 2701.

Sommer & Strassburger turns 50, we look forward to your experience

In the year of our 50th anniversary, we would like to look back with you on our business relationship over the past years and decades. To this end, we would be delighted if you could send us documents, pictures, photos, and short anecdotes/memories that tell us about your experiences with Sommer & Strassburger.

Our selected jury will then view the entries and select a winner from all the submissions. Sommer & Strassburger will then donate a sum of €1,500 to a charitable cause and refer to the winning entry. Give us the chance to talk about our shared history and send us your contribution by e-mail to!

As part of the contribution, the sender agrees that we may publish the photo and the name
of the company on our online channels for the purpose of the 50th anniversary. Otherwise, the data submitted will only be used for the purpose of this competition. Alternatively, you can of course take part in our competition anonymously.  Please note: Legal recourse is excluded.

Every contribution count, we look forward to your participation and are already very excited!

Sommer and Strassburger at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne from 19 – 22.03.24

Anuga FoodTec is an important platform for new concepts and innovative developments in the international food and beverage industry. It is the world’s only supplier fair that covers all aspects of food and beverage production – from process technology, filling and packaging, food safety through to digitalisation and intralogistics. In 2024, there will be a new sector – an exhibition area for environmental technology and energy for the first time. With around 1,600 exhibiting companies and over 40,000 trade visitors, Anuga FoodTec 2024 will certainly be very interesting. This year we have registered with our holding company INEX-solutions GmbH and are in Hall 5.1 Food Processing (beverage and dairy technology). Our sales team will be at your disposal. Contact us if you would like a personal appointment or a free day ticket.

We would be delighted to meet you at our stand in hall 5.1 at booth C-040.

We are delighted to be celebrating our 50th anniversary this year

Thank you very much for your many years of trust and partnership over the past 50 years.

You can look forward to numerous exciting events and highlights in our anniversary year.

The picture reminds us of the beginning of our successful journey – the symbolic ground-breaking ceremony.

Stay curious and join us on this journey through five decades of innovation and success!

Our design department: Involved right from the start!

We turn your idea into a concept: Based on 50 years of experience, we not only have a wide range of products, but also extensive knowledge that we can use to realise your plans. Whether you come to us with a sketch, an existing design drawing or a P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram) – we’ll make something of it! Our design department creates 3D designs with Autodesk Inventor and can provide you with step files on request.

With state-of-the-art software and professional expertise, we can also design for your company. Whether individual parts or component designs, our experienced design team will reliably realise your projects. We pay particular attention to effective communication and close cooperation with our customers. The derivation of parts lists and individual isometrics directly from our designs gives you the advantage of always up-to-date parts lists for your procurement and for your customer approval. For the HealthCare and Food & Beverage sectors, we create hygienic designs and use components that are easy to clean.

As standard, our stainless-steel pressure components are designed and calculated according to AD2000. The set of rules is widely accepted even outside Germany due to its testing and documentation requirements. Of course, we also offer design and strength calculations in accordance with ASME regulations. Our 9 design engineers are continuously updated through training courses. Contact us, we will also design your stainless-steel pressure equipment with the highest quality!