Always new perspectives
1981 was the year when an idea came to fruition: what would it be like to set up a company where professionalism and expertise held equal importance, where the hierarchies were flat and the employees were given the opportunity to actively participate in the decision-making process? What would happen if economic success and personal achievement held the same value? The answer is: ELK.
Since 1995, the founders of ELK - a limited company - have held true to their idea. And it is for this reason that the principles behind ELK have helped it develop into a success story - both for us and our customers. We strive to tackle every task from a new angle through thinking outside the box and challenging established solutions. Moreover, we never let compromises or limitations hold us back; on the contrary, we are guided by the conviction that we are on the right track.
Our customers experience this at first hand: ELK’s solutions are reputed to be practical, user-friendly, reliable and innovative. This is exactly what is important to us. Every day, we commit ourselves with an energy that can only come from people who enjoy their work.
Where good ideas feel at home
You won’t find ELK located in a modern business park or even a stylish new building. Since 1981, our offices have resided in one of Krefeld’s typical town houses; this particular one was constructed during the economic phase of 19th century Germany and is located on a boulevard close to the city centre.
In the main building we have the administration offices, laboratory as well as the despatch and packing rooms. In the wing behind the main house - where once upon a time great looms were used to weave silken fabric - we manufacture industrial control devices and our BAPPU, the multi-measuring device for workplace analysis. In another wing of the building and in the separate rear building, we develop the computer software and firmware and carry out the product design.
We are especially proud of our small garden. In summer, it serves as a place to meet and have team get-togethers, as well as have a well-deserved break in the luxury of our very own green oasis. Moreover, this special setting plays host to some of our in-house events such as our "open air" film night for employees and friends of the company. We also have a newly-built conservatory, which we use as a place to meet and relax as well as for holding business meetings with our customers.
As you can see, it is not only the kind of work we do, but also the place of work that is something special at ELK.
Axel Stamm, Bastian Kremers, Bernd Wahl, Daniel Grocholl (ext.), Dieter Steuten, Klaus Fürth, Markus Fieseler, Markus Huelsekopf (ext.), Jan Consbruch, Jannis Sommer
Team office, Marketing, Distribution
Birgit Röhlen, Katja Lentz, Ulrike Simmes, Mehmet Parmak
Benjamin Holzum, Johann Wild, Maren Simmes (parental leave), Matthias Habenicht, Michael Schreiber, Miroslaw Groborz, Roland Habenicht, Witold Pietzka, Zbigniew Szendera, Elisabeth Liesges, Thomas Reinhold, Tim Heussen
Ellen Kirsch, Marvin Stiels.