Your expert, reliable partners on all matters of electrical power distribution. since 1921

Foundation

Foundation in Tailfingen by Karl Schneider, Richard Maute and Gotthilf Ammann as an enterprise of the electric engineering industry for building installations.

DC starters and lever switches

1922

Manufacture of DC starters and lever switches – the real year of birth of the switchgear specialist ELEKTRA TAILFINGEN. In the same year first patent application for a sewing machine control unit and series production of these control units.

star delta switches

1924

The alternating current sets out to conquer the world and quickly displaces the DC networks. ELEKTRA took up this development by the manufacture of star delta switches up to 24 A and drum switches.

Trade show attendance 1938

1938

Trade show attendance

new beginning

1948

130 staff members are involved in the new beginning. The time of innovations in engineering starts.

cam switches

1954

ELEKTRA cam switches supersede the known drum switches. Their advantages: Long contact duty, high switching capacities, small material input and favourable prices introduce a new era of economic switching technology. ELEKTRA had formative influence on this technology and is leading in this.

construction

1955

Administration, construction and development departments.

am switches in chamber construction

1956

ELEKTRA cam switches in chamber construction enter the market. At the beginning with 2 up to 6 contact systems per chamber, later also in addition with bimetal contact as motor protective switch and further technical touches.

flat-type industrial plugs and sockets

1959

Manufacture of flat-type industrial plugs and sockets in alu enclosures and with steatite inserts.

motor overload trip-switches

1960

Development of the first motor overload trip-switches

Hannover Trade Fair 1961

1961

Hannover Trade Fair

control units

1963

ELEKTRA offer a new service with the production of control units. This service includes control units made as per customers‘ requirements for heating and ventilation devices.

CEKON industrial plugs and sockets

1970

Year of birth of the world-renowned CEKON industrial plugs and sockets.

most efficient cam switch

1976

ELEKTRA manufacture the largest and most efficient cam switch of the world for 1200 A.
Starting manufacture of current distributors for construction sites.

Drei- und vierpolige Kompakt-Hauptschalter

1986

Three and four pole compact main switches enter the market.

certification as per DIN EN ISO 9001

1995

ELEKTRA is given the certification as per DIN EN ISO 9001.

main switches S Series

1999

New main switches S Series as emergency-off switches with undervoltage release.

Hannover Trade Fair 2005

2005

Hannover Trade Fair

NNew foot-operated switch generation

2007

New foot-operated switch generation.

New generation of current distributors

2008

New generation of current distributors
- Sockets combination for wall-fixing in plastic enclosure, series Nemo
- Solid rubber current-distributor for wall-fixing, series Herkules
- Portable current-distributor in rubber enclosure, series Herkules

site power distribution cabinet

2012

Latest generation site power distribution cabinet
- Cross-bracing of the sub-frame ensures cabinet is totally stable
- Compact design thanks to use of a lockable circuit breaker