History

Over 80 years' experience in pressure management innovation

Founded in 1936 in North East England, Elfab was originally named Torday & Carlisle. The company’s original business was using electrofabrication to manufacture innovatively thin sheets of nickel foil. It also refurbished marine engineering equipement.

During the 1970s, Torday & Carlisle purchased its rupture disc manufacturing division from a company called FA Hughes Ltd. As a result of this acquisition, the company was renamed Elfab Hughes – Elfab being an abbreviation of ‘electrofabrication’.

In 1993 the company was acquired by Halma plc, now a FTSE 100 company. In 1994 it acquired the R Jenkins graphite rupture disc business and shortened its name to simply ‘Elfab’.

Today, Elfab has over 80 years’ experience in pressure management innovation. We export over 70% of our business to around 70 countries worldwide, which makes Elfab a truly global organisation.