Throughout 2023, Elmdene proudly celebrates its 60th anniversary of exceptional service in the Fire and Security Industry.

Today Elmdene’s reputation is synonymous with quality. We manufacture world-class electronic products for the Fire and Security Industry. With customers in over 45 countries worldwide, our products are designed to meet unique requirements, providing reliable and effective power solutions for varying applications. 

It all began on 4th March 1963 when Dan Bogard purchased Elmdene Investments Limited as an off-the-shelf shell company for his father, Joe and his friend Bill Ward. They quite liked the company name, so they kept it.

Elmdene means – the proximity of the site to Elm trees

Joe and Bill had worked together at Plessey Havant and left after a company re-organisation. Both in their forties and still needing an income, they began to set up as Elmdene. They recognised a gap in the security industry market and grew Elmdene by making door contacts.  

By 1988, the company employed eight part-time workers and was profitable. The introduction of Quality Standards (BS5750) led the owners, now at retirement age, to decide to sell the organisation.

On 25th August 1988, Elmdene was purchased by Tony and Celia Earl and a “Topco” was formed and named Elmdene Investments Ltd, with the original company becoming Elmdene International Ltd. There are strict rules governing the allowance to take an “International” name, but in this case, as 85% of sales were exported, mainly to Europe but some as far as Australia, it was sanctioned.

Elmdene continued successfully under the stewardship of the Earls until 2008 when it was acquired by Potter Electric Signal Company LLC.  

Today Elmdene International employs 59 highly trained team members and offers in-house design and engineering capabilities, a specialist projects team, and a dedicated bespoke/OEM division. Our team of experts is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and support, ensuring that customers have everything they need for a successful system installation project.

We are proud to be able to claim that our products are British-designed and quality-controlled, and we source only the highest-quality components to ensure that our solutions meet the highest standards of quality and reliability. We are passionate about power and committed to delivering solutions our customers can trust. We build power supplies that last, providing reliable performance in even the most demanding environments, all backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

We are excited to enter the next phase of Elmdene and look forward to what the next 60 years have in store for us. 

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