Who we are

Established in 1941, ELESA is the international reference for standard components destined for the mechanical, machinery and industrial equipment sectors.


1941 Foundation: post-war, the company begins the production of their original designs, a set of handles, knobs, handgrips and normalized handwheels for machines.

1960 Standardization: a brilliant idea, intended to enhance the prestige of the company, was to introduce a proper "normalization" of the products for the first time in the field. This initiative created fixed parameters to which all producers and users of elements for manual controls and regulation for machines will later refer. With the debut of the major European exhibitions of machine tools, ELESA creates the foundations for entry in the international market.

1980 Development: the age of globalization, with increasing exportation and the opening of more and more markets, led to the establishment of strategic partnerships with qualified worldwide distributors and the opening of branches in France, England, the United States , Sweden, Austria , Spain, Poland, China , Czech Republic , India and Turkey creating the ELESA Group. The ELESA slogan "ergonomics + design= quality " created the Ergostyle® line by ELESA, which was immediately awarded by the most prestigious international juries of industrial design.

1990 Specialization: the growing and increasingly sophisticated needs of target markets push to both extend the range of standard products and to study special solutions that meet the specific requirements of each customer. This led to new generation product lines that offer standard elements made from special materials and advanced technologies.

Today: A company looking to the future

An innate sensitivity to the quality of design and ergonomic research, a corporate culture strongly oriented to the quality of the products, the affirmation of its brands as a guarantee of quality and reliability, and continuous attention to the customer needs and a fast and careful service make ELESA a company pointed towards the future.

Through our 75 year history we have been at the forefront of technology with one aim: the creation of a range of innovative, ergonomic products incorporating unique design features, produced to the highest quality standards. Foresight has led to utilising the most advanced production technology to propose technical solutions whilst anticipating the needs of the market. This has resulted in the promotion of a wide range of standard components to a worldwide customer base through a qualified distribution network.

Moving forward.

Our values


An excellent combination of technology and design has given rise to a diverse production thanks to the constant commitment to follow developments in engineering plastics and metal technology. A corporate culture strongly committed to product quality combined with an innate sensitivity for design and ergonomic research led to the creation of products unique and recognisable worldwide as ELESA products.

- 200 patents and registered designs

- Worldwide distribution

- Customised solutions

- 43 Industrial design awards

- 50,000 product codes available on stock

- Technical competence at the customers' service

Design and production activities are concentrated at the headquarters in Monza. An area of over 70,000 square meters - 26,000 covered - tens of millions of pieces are produced every year by utilising the latest automated production technologies. In the Logistics Centre over 40,000 product codes are ready to be shipped worldwide.

ELESA continues to invest in R&D and in particular in the innovation of its production technologies with the aim of creating new products or to further improve performance and reliability of existing ones.

An internal testing laboratory with the most advanced equipment and measuring instruments, studies the evolution of new technopolymers in order to extend their use in more high performing applications in the field of industrial components.


Every single detail be it aesthetic or functional is essential and can significantly improve the perception of a product.

Since the 50's, ELESA has been actively involved in the cultural revision of machine tool aesthetics, that was taking shape around that time, by innovating the design of accessories and components for the mechanical industry, machinery and industrial equipment. An ongoing commitment to which ELESA has always been loyal over the decades, as proven by the 39 industrial design awards from the most prestigious juries, received in the last 40 years.

"We design our products to offer perfect functionality and the best ergonomics, whilst keeping in mind the creation of unique designs recognisable the world over as ELESA products, many times we have achieved our goal."

"ELESA design helps to enhance the value and quality of your products."


In addition to the widest range of standard machine elements available on the market, ELESA offers customised technical solutions in order to meet the customer's specific needs. Production flexibility, technical know-how, R&D constant activity and customer care allow for quick answers and competitive solutions.

Our presence around the world