The idea… Eltex started with onequestion… How to detect a broken / missing weft yarn in a shuttle weaving
machine? In 1960 Åke Rydborn and Ragnar Henriksson asked themselves that question. They began to work on a solution in their home town Älmhult Sweden, and in 1962 developed a prototype of the world’s first Electronic Weft-Stop-Motion.
At the 1963 ITMA exhibition in Hannover Germany it was unveiled their Electronic Weft-Stop-Motion. The exhibition
was a big success and the product took-off! On February 4th 1964 Eltex was founded in Älmhult Sweden. Although the first premises were a humble 12 m², by 1968 the company had a modern 3000 m² facility.
As the company grew it expanded its world-wide presence: Due to changes in the global textile market Eltex’s products became almost 100% exported outside of Sweden. To serve the world market it established a network of its own companies as well as representatives around the world.
In 1974 Eltex of Sweden, Inc. (now Eltex U.S., Inc.) was established in USA. In 1976 Oller Manufacturing (now Eltex Manufacturing Ltd.) was established and opened for business in January 1977 in Templemore Ireland to be a second production facility for the group; it is now the primary production facility for the group. As time went by the company expanded its product range to include Energy Control Devices, Temperature & Humidity Loggers,
Food Handling Safety Systems, and Military Grade Battery Chargers.
In 2007 the Rydborn family sold the Eltex Group in a management buy-out to Brian Hicks, SeamusO’Dwyer and Jonathan Bell. Today the Eltex Group is wholly owned by the Irish company Eltex Global Holdings Ltd. which is owned by Brian Hicks, Seamus O’Dwyer and Jonathan Bell. Today Eltex of Sweden AB in Osby Sweden serves as Research & Development, Administration, and Global Sales for the group; Eltex Manufacturing Ltd. serves as the primary production facility for the group; and Eltex U.S., Inc. serves as the group’s sales and service facility in North America.
Our extensive experience together with constant research & development and investigations to perfect the function and reliability of our sensors has made our company leaders in yarn break sensors and yarn tension monitors.
Our major exports are within EU nations, USA, South Asia and South East Asian Countries. Export is also done to
Central & South America and Africa. We are exporting to more than 52 countries.
We have joined hands with M/S. MSB consulting, specialized in tufting carpet and grass industry of South Asia. As the industry is growing both in textiles and tufted\ sector, with MSBC team and with their knowledge & experience combining with our extensive experience, we are confident that we will be contributing and offer our know how to a growing industry.
The Indian textile and carpet industry is vibrant and has considerable potential. Since it’s liberalization it has covered a long way till date. Eltex has been present since many years in the Indian market in
particular in weaving, warping, technical textiles and winding industry.
As the tufted carpet and grass industry is at it’s initial stage and we at Eltex has long proven experience in the world wide tufted carpet and Grass industry, we shall be providing our experience, high tech sensors to the industry to help it’s growth by means of efficiency, productivity and benefits.
We continue to invest heavily in Research, Development and Investigation so our customers can continue to count on
us for the latest in innovation. This is our commitment to the sustainability of our customers’ future as well as our own. Eltex is revolutionary solution for tufting industry. Eltex’s philosophy is always focused on customer’s efficiency & productivity improvement.