About Status

Status d. o. o. Metlika is a family company and was founded in 1995 after 15 years of experience in stand-alone business activity. We plan and manage the entire life cycle of our products – planning, designing, manufacture, marketing communications, sales and service centre.

We combine knowledge from the fields of engineering, technology, quality assurance, design, economics, communication and entrepreneurship. It is our diverse approach that leads us to success.

We are very proud of our world wide distribution and business partnerships in 40 countries around the world – from USA along Europe to Australia and New Zealand.

The History of Status

Status’s dynamic business journey stretches back to the year 1995. Our first activities included development and manufacturing products. Soon we started independent marketing and expanded our business to domestic and foreign markets.

On average, we develop one product per year and make up to three improvements or upgrades to the existing products – some are no longer manufactured, some are sold out and others are still Status’s flagship products and bestsellers.

The major milestones that marked our progress over the years:
2018
  • New product line: Gastro Vacuum Containers and Gastro Electric Pump.
  • New products: Electric Vacuum Pump BVP100 and Vacuum Stoppers for bottles.
  • Developing new products for world renowned producers of vacuum accessories.
  • Entering the US market with gastro products under different brand name.
2017
  • New products with patented solutions: Professional Vacuum Packing Machine Provac 360 and double-sided sticky tape Status Stiki.
  • New products: XL Food Vacuum Bags and Foil Rolls.
  • New products: Sous Vide Circulator SVC100 and Vacuum Sealer Minivac.
  • Entering new market: Saudi Arabia.
  • Implementation of 3 year warranty for all Status’s non-electrical accessories.
2016
  • New products: Glass Vacuum Containers and Baby Food Vacuum Containers.
  • Starting the development of Gastro products for professional use.
2015
  • Status celebrates 20 years of existence.
  • New product: semi professional vacuum packing machine SV2000 with double pump.
  • Entering new markets: Russia, China, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
  • New vacuum sealer under a different brand in cooperation with our partner.
  • Transition to a new BPA free material tritan from Eastman USA.
2014
  • New product: V-shape Julienne Slicer, 4-piece set.
  • Entering new markets: Israel and Australia.
2013
  • Redesign of corporate branding and logo.
  • Further expansion of distributors around the world.
  • Status attends CERSAIE fair in Bologna for the first time with the Easytiler Tile Leveling System.
  • New product: Active Mousepad Give hand a chance.
2012
  • Development of a new Vacuum Sealer SV1000, which represents the new era of Status’s vacuum sealers.
  • New product segment and brand name: Easytiler – Tile Leveling System.
  • New products: food storage containers.
2011
  • Status’s first promotional activities on an international level: Ambiente fair in Frankfurt and IFA Berlin.
  • Establishing and expanding relationships with foreign business partners. 
  • New product: Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Dehydrator. 
  • New products: Genius Graters for fine and coarse grating with container and holder for smaller foods. In cooperation with Genius GmbH.
2010
  • Entering international markets as an independent trademark: Status – Kitchen Innovations. 
  • Launching cooperation with business partners in France, Czech Republic etc. 
  • Celebrating 15 years of existence. Status team enjoys a themed picnic as Native Americans.
  • New product: plastic bottle and can crusher – an absolute sales hit in Slovenia.
2009
  • Status’s products are present in the most larger sales networks in Slovenia.
  • Filming 15 videos for presenting and promoting Status products.
  • New product and brand name: Mamma’s Cookie Cutters, a 30-piece collection for baking cookies (in cooperation with our business partner Studio moderna d. o. o.).
  • New product and brand name: Magus – pulsation therapy (in cooperation with our business partner Magus terapija d. o. o.)
  • New product: Power Seal & Bag – system for airtight food storage in bags.
2008
  • New products: V-shape Slicer and V-Shape Mini Slicer.
  • New product: meat tenderizer.
  • New product variety: Onion and Vegetable Mini Cutter.
  • New product: Vacuum Sealer EasyVac – a vacuum packer for every household.
2007
  • New products: group of cutters Snap’n’Slice for US market.
  • New product variety: new shape of garlic cutter – type G5.
  • New product variety: no-boil-over lid.
2006
  • Developing a distribution network in Slovenia. The beginning of cooperation with some of the major retailers in the country. In the following years the distribution grew further.
  • New product: Vacuum Sealer FamilyVac.
  • New product: Electrical Vacuum Food Saver.
  • New product: Electrical Vacuum Pump.
  • New product: Fruit and Vegetable Peeler.
2005
  • Establishing a sales subsidiary in Croatia: Status – izvorna kućna pomagala d. o. o. Karlovac.
  • Expanding into new markets in cooperation with our partner company from Germany.
  • New product: Vacuum Sealer HomeVac – a smaller vacuum packer.
  • Improving SmartVac: the most powerful of Status vacuum packing and sealing machine.
  • Improving our Onion Cutter – upper attachment for cutting larger food items.
2004
  • Entering the Slovenian market and registration of Status – izvirni hišni pripomočki trademark. Our commercial strategy: the best possible quality support for quality products. All customers should become regular users of Status products.
  • Company and shop relocation to new premises on Ulica Belokranjskega odreda 19 in Metlika.
  • The beginning of cooperation with our business partner from Italy (OEM products in vacuum storage segment).
  • New product: Onion Cutter, second model.
  • New product: Vacuum Jar Sealer.
2003
  • Developing our sales strategy for the Slovenian market.
  • New product: developing SmartVac Vacuum Sealer – the first vacuum packing machine made in Slovenia. First customers to buy this product are butcher shop owners and small meat product manufacturers.
  • Further development of a product group: expanding our vacuum storage product line with new containers and developing universal vacuum lids.
  • New product variety: new shape of garlic cutter – type G4.
  • New product variety: improved shape of Mushroom and Vegetable Cutter.
2002
  • New product: developing ceramic core spice grinder.
  • New product variety: developing garlic cutter – type G3.
  • New product: developing Tablo 1 bathroom shelf.
2001
  • Expanding our vacuum storage product line.
  • Developing new garlic cutter – type G2. An absolute sales hit!
  • New product: our first slicing gadget C1, the mushroom slicer.
2000
  • New product: developing our sports product line – 3-wheel scooter.
  • New product: developing our decorative product line – Magma lamp.
  • Further development of our vacuum storage product line.
1999
  • New product: Garlic Cutter – type G1.
  • New product: Onion Cutter.
  • New product: developing the so-called water lamp.
  • New product group which later became crucial for the development and existence of our company: the beginnings of our vacuum storage product line – group of products for maintaining the freshness of food.
  • Expanding a group of products: developing suction hooks.
1998
  • New product: developing our product line of Exklusiv Over the Door Hangers.
  • New product: developing our product line of Vario Hangers.
1997
  • New product: developing the Sigunell Cooking Lid.
  • New product: developing our product line of Tablo hangers and shelves.
1996
  • New product variety: developing the Vulkano Frying Lid.
1995
  • Establishing our company with the aim of producing quality kitchen tools which facilitate kitchen and household chores.
  • Our first product to bring us sales success: frying lid.