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ELKA-Torantriebe is a German manufacturer of high-quality barrier systems, gate openers and bollards located in Tönning at the North Sea.

40 years of experience, personal customer service, professional order processing and adherence to delivery dates make ELKA a reliable partner. "Partner with competence" - this is the philosophy of the management and the employees.

High quality and security

Comfortable operation

Tested and certified products

Promptness and reliability


About ELKA!
Have a look behind the scenes.
It all started with a garage door opener
The history of ELKA began in 1979 in Kating, when the then 28-year-old Hans-Friedrich Eller founded a company to sell a garage door opener with toothed rack technology, which had previously been developed by his father.

Production started in the cellar of the parental home. By 1985, a nationwide network of resellers had been established, which carried out sales to end customers, assembly and service.

In 1988 the cellar became too small for the 6 employees and ELKA moved into a 400 sqm hall of a former crab factory near the harbour in Tönning. An extension of the product range with slide gate openers, swing gate openers and barriers was well received by the customers. First international business relations with customers in Denmark and the Netherlands were concluded.
Production in Germany
In March 1992 ELKA moved with 12 employees into the newly built 800 sqm company building in the Dithmarscher Street in Tönning. In the following years the company was expanded step by step.

Today, the company premises comprise a 4,000 sqm production and office building. 70 employees develop, produce and distribute ELKA products in more than 80 different countries worldwide.
In-house development
The development of our extensive range of products takes place from the initial idea to series production at the Tönning site. Customer wishes are taken into account as well as environmental and market requirements. 

ELKA products stand for durability, high quality and easy operation. With the help of our 1,000 sqm test area, every product is extensively tested for quality, safety and reliability.
ELKA products provide safety and mobility in more than 80 countries worldwide. 
You will find them among others:
  • at various universities in the USA
  • at toll stations in Thailand, Colombia and Shanghai
  • at border crossings in Mexico and Singapore
  • at national and international airports like Munich, Manchester, Angola and Hong Kong
  • parking systems and industrial solutions in Scandinavia, Russia, Japan, Portugal, Israel, Nigeria and Mongolia
  • on the EXPO site in Hannover
  • at the Olympic Stadium in Istanbul
  • in the port of Dubai and Hamburg
  • at football stadiums in Portugal
  • at various refineries in Saudi Arabia

ELKA barrier systems and gate openers ensure safety and mobility in over 80 countries worldwide

We reserve the right to make technical alterations without prior notice.