Elfa has a rich history and specific aspirations for the future. If you would like to know more about that, please do not hesitate to contact us. In addition, we would like to draw your attention to the company video, which gives a good idea. The video is of course updated regularly, as we don’t sit still at Elfa.
In the early days of the Second World War, Elfa Elementenfabriek was still an independent manufacturing company in Amsterdam. This company produced cells, standard zinc-carbon batteries and flat metal torches. The family business had been set up at the end of the 19th century, and had 121 employees in the late thirties. As the owner did not want to be forced to supply products to the Germans in WW II, he set the factory on fire.
After the war, Elfa started up again, now as a wholesaler in batteries and torches. Over the years, the product range has expanded and can now be regarded as pretty comprehensive in the field of lighting and power. In 1995, the initiative was taken to create assembly facilities. Since that time, we have had our own production facility, resulting in a significantly wider clientele.
In 2004, the company moved to its current premises in Lijnden (near Schiphol). Modern and easily accessible premises with a unique interior and a large and efficient warehouse. You are welcome to visit us.
In 2006 and 2007, the company climbed a rung on the ´distribution ladder´. It is increasingly acting as an importer rather than as a distributor or wholesaler and holds a unique position in the market. Our company has become the exclusive importer of battery brands such as Renata, Tadiran, Fiamm, Saft, Duracell Industrial and Mastervolt.
Thanks to that position, we have an exclusive range of products, without competing against each other. We like to think this is unparalleled.
In 2012, Elfa entered into a joint venture with Batterij Import Nederland, called BPC. This company brings together technical skills in the field of printed-circuit board design, assembly and production. Among other things, we produce customized Li-Ion battery packs.
In 2013, we started distributing Lead Crystal® batteries: a revolutionary new battery technology, which gives improved performance and is much better for the environment than existing technology. We are focusing on the distribution of Lead Crystal in Europe, for which we are trying to find specialist partners. In Great Britain, we have entered into an exclusive partnership with Harland Simon UPS Limited. More information on these unique batteries is available on their website: www.harlandsimonups.comor on lead-crystalbatteries.co.uk