We are more than just a software company, our customers collaborate with us so our portfolio never stands still.

We enable companies across a broad range of industries to drive efficient operations through the use of market-leading, integrated software from centres of excellence in the UK, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA.

Trusted by a global customer network of over 50,000 companies, we empower fast, effective, profitable working processes. Our specialist software is enhanced by flexible training, technical support and consultancy services, to maximise customer value.

In a world of constant transformation, we fuel innovation and growth. Over the past 125 years, we have continually moved ahead of the market, nurturing long-standing customer relationships and providing dependable, scalable digital solutions.

Our international success has been built on a set of five core values:

Teamwork

Staff drive Elecosoft. We respect and value our people, encourage their development, and reward their performance.

Customer centricity

The customer is at the centre of everything we do. Close, long-lasting relationships make a difference to our software, training, support and consultancy services, ultimately powering customer success.

Trust

We focus on delivering benefits; our customers trust the company and our technology to add value.

Flexibility

Our software has the scalability to grow with companies, despite changing priorities and evolving business landscapes. There is flexibility in our licensing models and customer support, including online and classroom options for customer training.

Innovation

Customer demand drives us to continuously develop new software features and services. It is important for us to stay at the cutting edge of the market, outpacing competitors with new functionality that enables customers.

Our history

1895

Company founded as The Gilbert Arc Lamp Company, Chingford, Essex, later moving to the Roman market town of St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.

1920

The company was renamed as the ‘Engineering and Lighting Equipment Company’ (ELECO).

1939

Eleco incorporated on the 11 July.

1939

Eleco listed on the London Stock Exchange 26 July.

1960

Eleco undertakes its first acquisition in Bell & Webster Industries Ltd, which establishes Eleco as a supplier of structural systems.

1989

Eleco continues to grow with new partnerships in Munich, Budapest, Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur. The company also begins supplying cable tray products for major UK civil engineering projects such as the Channel Tunnel.

1994

Eleco Technology is formed to focus on R&D for Eleco Group and the development of specialised construction software.

1999

Eleco establishes a permanent presence in Germany following the acquisition of ActiveOnline in 8th September.

2002

Eleco enters the software market with the acquisitions of ESIGN Software GmbH (Germany) and the Consultec AB (Sweden).

2003

Eleco expands portfolio in Germany with the acquisition of Eleco Software GmbH.

2006

Eleco plc acquires the British company Asta Development and its Powerproject software.

2009

Asta Development GmbH purchased in Germany.

2013

ELECO divests remaining building systems and precast concrete businesses, making Eleco a software focused Group.

2015

ELECO changes name to Elecosoft as decided at the 75th Annual General Meeting. The change reflects new software portfolio, providing a clean and clear message across all companies working for Elecosoft.

2016

Elecosoft acquires IconSystem (UK), who are providers of building specification and information management systems and Asta Development BV in the Netherlands.

2018

Elecosoft performs two major acquisitions: Shire Systems Limited (ShireSystem), a leading UK provider of computerised maintenance management software (CMMS); and Active Online, a German visualisation software business specialising in soft furnishings and materials for photographic room scenes using AR and VR technologies.

2019

The company celebrates its 80th year of incorporation and listing on the London Stock Exchange.

2020

Elecosoft plc is renamed Eleco plc, retaining Elecosoft as its customer facing brand.
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Our headquarters are in London with offices across the UK, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and the USA. Take a look at our latest positions or get in touch with our careers team to discuss opportunities.

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Resellers

We are always looking for ambitious, professional business partners to join our growing network of approved reseller Partners to sell and service our products in countries where we do not sell directly.

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