The history of ELMA takes us back to 1937, the year in which the German Herr Köllen decides to form a company in De Bilt in the Netherlands. The company is originally oriented towards the repair and reconditioning of ELectrical MAchines; and this is reflected in its name. Sales, with the accent on electrical motors, forms a second source of income. After the Second World War, Herr Köllen junior took over the management from his father.
ELMA relocates to its current location in Soesterberg. The entrepreneur, Henk Fietjé, acquires the company several years later. During this period, the company actively responds to developments in the market and increasingly directs itself to sales and engineering.
a significant change took place; Henk Fietjé transfers the entire company to a new management team, comprised of Dick Varel (General Manager), Teunis van Vulpen (Technical Manager), Peter de Wit (Operational Manager) and Jaap Rook (Financial Manager). All of them have already been in employment at ELMA for some considerable time and have built up a wealth of experience within the area of electrical engineering. The ambitious team is resolute team in continuing the company - with a new found zeal - in the same manner as before. This volition has meanwhile resulted in a dynamic company with some fifty employees, three departments, a branch abroad and satisfied clients.