History

Over 80 years' experience in pressure management innovation

Founded in 1936 in North East England, Elfab was originally named Torday & Carlisle after its two Hungarian owners. 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.