About Elma

Over 80 year’s experience

Elma was founded in 1937 by a German entrepreneur in De Bilt. Originally, the company focused on the repair and overhaul of Electrical Machines; the company owes its name to this. Over time, the company started to focus on the sales of electrical motors. Late seventies Elma moved to its current location in Soesterberg. In the early eighties the company was taken over by the entrepreneur Henk Fietjé. During this period, the company focused more and more on the sales of drives and control technology. In addition to these activities also an engineering and panel building department were build up.


In 2002 an important change took place; The entire company was transferred to a new management team formed by Dick Varel (General Manager), Teunis van Vulpen (Technical Manager), Peter de Wit (Operations Manager) and Jaap Rook (Financial Manager). In the years following a number of companies were acquired, among them Hazendonk in Bunnik and Vortex in Soest. From 2017 on the management team is formed by Dick Varel and Teunis van Vulpen. Meanwhile Elma became a dynamic and innovative company with over 80 employees in the Netherlands and 30 employees at Elro in Romania.

Core businesses

Elma is specialized in electrical drive and control technology and provide customers added value by offering innovative technical solutions. The service Elma provide ranges from consulting and design to delivery, implementation and after sales.

The distinctiveness of Elma lies in the unique combination of four complementary business units: Projects, Trade, Services and Motors. We provide products and services across the full width and depth of the technological spectrum. Elma strives for continuity for the customers based upon a long-term cooperative relationship with an excellent price / quality ratio . The markets served by Elma include but are not limited to offshore and maritime industry, lifting equipment, machinery and industry.

We are VCA and ISO 9001 certified.


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photo Dick Varel
Dick Varel
General Manager
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Teunis van Vulpen
Technical Manager
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