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1895 - 1994

1895

Timeline-1895

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

1901

Timeline -1901

By this time the Company had already established itself by supplying the lanterns for the lighting of the Victoria Embankment in London. They incorporated several technical innovations.

1920

Timeline-1920

Company changed name to the Electric Lighting and Engineering Company

1939

Timeline-1939

Eleco is incorporated on 11th July.

Supply of Abtus equipment to the Szechen Yunan Railway.

1949

Timeline-1949

Development of new industrial switchgear.

1954

Timeline-1954

The ‘UNIVERSAL 100’ by Eleco is the first street lighting lantern to utilise cast ‘Perspex’ tubing, incorporating a scientifically designed machined ‘Perspex’ prismatic formation and giving a symmetrical light distribution. This feature, together with its low cost and high efficiency, makes the ‘UNIVERSAL 100’ the most attractive proposition available.

1957

Timeline-1957

The ‘SILVER RAY’ Street Lighting Lantern is especially designed to use the new 250/400 watt colour corrected MBF/U Fluorescent Mercury Discharge Lamp. Where colour rendering is of prime importance, such as in shopping areas, the ‘SILVER RAY’ is eminently suitable.

1959

Timeline-1959

This lantern heralds a new era in motorway and major road lighting and is installed on the first motorway to be lit in Britain, on the Glasgow-Edinburgh road between Baillieston and the Glasgow boundary. The official ‘switch-on’ takes place at 9.40pm on Friday, 29th May, 1959.

1960

Bell & Webster Industries Ltd is acquired. This acquisition establishes Eleco as a supplier of structural systems as well as generating an opportunity for the later development and sale of its industrial units at its 35-acre Hoddeson site. 

1964

Timeline-1964

Introduction of Belfry modular concrete buildings

1968

Goodes Silos Ltd, a well known supplier of concrete retaining walls, is acquired. Over the years this business grows and prospers so that a comprehensive range of precast retaining wall and other standard products, including stadia, are produced at the 10 acre Grantham works of Bell & Webster. 

1975

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Landing lights are created for the Admiralty to enable helicopters to land safely under poor visibility conditions. This equipment is designed and manufactured by Eleco Ltd in cooperation with the M.O.D. (N).

1989

Timeline-1989

International growth with new partnerships in Munich, Budapest, Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur.
Supplying cable tray into major UK civil engineering projects such as the Channel Tunnel.

1994 - 2014

1994

Timeline-1994

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

1995

Timeline-1995

Eleco’s new SpeedDeck range for roofing launches. It includes low cost roof lining panels, curved panels and a proprietary roof support system.

1998

Eleco introduces a programme to encourage employees to take up higher education opportunities at the Open University and other educational establishments.

2000

SpeedDeck uses on-site rolling to construct a 53,000 square metre roof on Amazon.com’s warehousing complex in Milton Keynes.

2004

Timeline-2004

Eleco enters a team in the Construction Industry’s Little Britain Challenge Cup at Cowes in support of the Cirdan and Jubilee Sailing Trusts which provide disadvantaged people with the opportunity for self-development through sailing.

2008

Timeline-2008

Asta Powerproject® is used in the restoration of the Cutty Sark.

2011

Timeline-2011

Mace is the main contractor for The Shard London Bridge project using Asta Powerproject as its planning software tool. All the schedule programmes are created in Powerproject for import into the 4D modelling software to create 4D Building Information Modelling (BIM) (3D CAD + Powerproject scheduling).

2012

  • Government BIM advisors Paul Morrell and David Philip presented to a packed audience of Asta customers at the Powerproject National User Forum.
  • London 2012 Olympics successfully took place. Many Asta Powerproject clients, including the Olympic Delivery Authority, were involved with the strategic planning and construction. Also Bell & Webster received two medals from British Precast, at the biggest precast event of 2012, in recognition for their contribution to the London 2012 Olympics Aquatic Centre.

2013

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Positioned in the heart of the city, the newly completed £60 million Leeds Arena was so large and complex that contractor BAM determinted that Building Information Modelling (BIM), linked to its default programme management software Asta Powerproject, was the best way forward.

2014

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ELECO previewed its BIMCloud to an audience of over 200 of the who’s who in the UK construction industry at the Asta Powerproject National User Forum.  Delegates also received a glimpse of the Asta PowerprojectBIM, Asta SiteProgress Mobile and Bidcon for the UK, ELECO anticipate that products to be adopted by Asta’s UK customers in 2014 and offered to customers in Sweden and Germany in 2015.

2015 - 2019

2015

Elecosoft LogoELECO changed its name to Elecosoft as decided at the 75th Annual General Meeting. Reason for the change is to grow with a clean and clear message across all companies working for Elecosoft.

2016

Elecosoft - Acquisition of ICONAcquisition of ICON, providers of building specification and information management systems, with clients including seven of the top ten UK retailers.

2017

Powerproject SaaS released to UK market

2018

Elecosoft - ShireSystems

  • Acquisitions of Shire Systems Limited (ShireSystem), a leading UK provider of computerised maintenance management software (CMMS)
  • Acquisition of Active Online, a German visualisation software business specialising in soft furnishings and materials for photographic room scenes using AR and VR technologies
  • Release of Powerproject Vision in the UK, a cloud-based construction planning software solution
  • Release of Memmo, a new site management software by Elecosoft Sweden
  • Powerproject wins Project Management/Planning Product of the Year, for the fifth consecutive year at the Construction Computing Awards

2019

Elecosoft - Bidcon Climate Module

    • Bidcon climate module is selected by Swedish Housing Board as one of three Life Cycle Analysis estimation tools recommended for climate declarations.

 

  • Release of Powerproject XV with a completely refreshed interface and significant enhancements
  • Elecosoft products listed on Crown Commercial Service’s G-Cloud Framework