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Company History

Engineer Fritz Kerner founds elke TECHNIK in Ellwangen.
Production of sheetmetal stamped parts and articulated joint elements as well as an array of electronic devices.

Development of the specific know-how needed for the vulcanisation process and production of elastomers.
First-time production of special implements used in the vulcanisation process Production of elastomer and synthetic mechanical components for firms such as Bosch and Varta.

Inception of the Connector line of products, an array of electrical plug Connectors for heavy-duty usage, based on process engineering developed by elke TECHNIK.

Due to very high output figures in tool production and injection moulding production the firm aquires a great number of new clients requiring synthetic mechanical components. Extension of the branches of both thermoplastic and duromer production. Clients are now in a position to be able to obtain very specific implements and synthetic mechanical components from a single source. BARTEC, requiring high-precision synthetic components joins the customer list.

The broad economic crisis and restructuring with many of the key clients entails a radical reorientation for elke TECHNIK.
The production site depends on BARTEC’s purchase orders for its economic survival.
In 1982, Reinhold Barlian, having recently joined the ranks of associates, develops a continuation concept, saving a substantial number of jobs in the process.

In addition to the already existing Connector line of products a new product line, consisting of silicone based electric heating components is added to the product range.
Products withstanding an enormous amount of strain become the central concern, since clients are manufacturers of railroad engines, tram lines, underground train cars, airplanes, SUVs, and military vehicles.


Marianne Barlian, one of the partners, takes an active interest in the new and improved elke TECHNIK and under her guidance personnel management, certification and reliability become the firm’s basic principle.

By combining expertise in bonding and heat engineering a new product group has been created. These are turnkey heating components and construction solutions for building services which are easy for customers to install.