With 30 years of experience in automation technology, ELAU GmbH is one of the most experienced players in the industry. In 1994 ELAU focused its resources exclusively on the automation of machines for the consumer packaged goods industries. With the right technology, skills and always supporting open architectures, ELAU has become the world抯 largest and fastest growing automation supplier for packaging machinery ?and beyond. With the introduction of its PacDrive?automation system with integrated motion/logic control in 1998, ELAU set the world automation standard for machines in the consumer packaged goods industries. Today, PacDrive?automation systems control more than 40,000 machines worldwide ?with thousands of new installations every year. Thanks to ELAU抯 global application support, 24/7 service and logistical networks, machines with PacDrive?can be readily commissioned and maintained anywhere in the world. ELAU GmbH is a company of Schneider Electric, which provides assistance with global support and service. Since Schneider Electric has more than 105 000 employees and a service network in 190 countries, ELAU has the backing of a strong parent that is giving the company systematic help in achieving the joint goal of becoming market leader in packaging automation. Unparalleled domain expertise Specialization has proved a key factor in ELAU抯 success. This knowledge base enables ELAU to invest in and apply advanced technology with an unparalleled understanding of the market requirements in its domain, the consumer packaged goods industries. ELAU抯 application-specific skills and software infrastructure, along with optimized hardware and mechanical configurations, maximize the business value its customers derive from a PacDrive solution. This specialization has been, and still is, the key to success. Only those who employ all their power and all their capacities towards a goal can offer their customers the best support and a unique automation system.