The spätzle press is one of the most surprising products in Balluff’s history. In order to survive as a company after the Second World War, exotic products were also manufactured. In 1947, the entire infrastructure in Germany was devastated. In order to ensure that the company survived, Balluff manufactured the spätzle press as well as different products from materials that were still available. These products included tools for watchmakers, the hand-operated pasta machine, a mechanical coffee grinder, and a bottle corking machine. At the start of the 1950s, Balluff found customers again in the mechanical engineering and automobile industries by producing products such as steering knuckles, rocker arms, cord cylinders, and wheel hub pivots as a supplier.