History

Nearly 50 years of first-class quality and cutting-edge solutions

From the outset, the company has focused strongly on electrics, electronics and similar fields. This focus is also behind the name of the company, which the founders chose accordingly: ELABO takes its ‘e’ from ‘electrical’ and ‘labo’ from ‘laboratory’.

The company has maintained and developed this focus to the present day. ELABO is now a leading developer and manufacturer of networked workstations, as well as integrated measuring and testing systems. ELABO is now also setting the standards to follow for Industry 4.0.

1972

1972

Company formation

1980

1980

ELABO introduces its first range of safety testing units developed in-house.

1982

1982

ELABO launches one of the first computerised safety testing systems on the market. Microcomputers instead of mainframes.

1988

1988

The new InForm product line from ELABO marks a revolution in systems for equipping technical workplaces. Power supplies, measuring and test units are now all brought up to eye level. And featuring patented connector systems.

1996

1996

ELABO introduces fully networked testing and inspection lines for electrical appliance quality assurance.

1998

1998

ELABO becomes part of the euromicron Group.

2000

2000

ELABO integrates robots and machine vision into testing systems for the first time.

2003

2003

Modular assembly workstations are designed using the TaMas product line.

2005

2005

ELABO causes a stir with a new software package re-written from scratch in C#. Object-oriented software modules can now be perfectly coordinated for the first time.

2009

2009

With the launch of its HighPerformance series, ELABO enters the era of modular test units for safety testing systems.

2010

2010

The release of Elution® marks the full integration of testing systems and measurement electronics with ELABO’s software platform.

2012

2012

ELABO continues to revolutionise the world of workplace systems: Primus One® is an undisputed masterpiece!

2014

2014

ELABO premieres the ‘Smart Factory’ concept at the Munich trade fair and then implements it at its main factory in Crailsheim.

2015

2015

With its hands-on ‘Smart Industry’ learning experience and information management system, ELABO is becoming a leading company in the field of Industry 4.0.

2017

2017

From showcase to live production: ELABO’s rolls out digitalised workstations at its own factory.