History

Over 80 years' experience in engineering innovation

Founded in 1946 in the North East of England, Elfab was originally named Torday Ltd after the company’s Hungarian founder Laszlo Torday. The company originally manufactured nickel foils using innovative electrofabrication methods. The foils were initially used to refurbish marine engineering equipment, and later in the rupture disc business.

During the 1970s, the company purchased a local rupture disc manufacturing division 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 is a global leader in pressure management innovation. We export over 70% of our business to around 70 countries worldwide, and have sales offices in Italy, Poland, Singapore and China.