ELB Equipment Holdings Limited

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The enthusiasm and foresight of a father-and-son team has ultimately resulted in the development of one of South Africa's most dynamic and reputable international companies involved in the design, manufacture and delivery of engineered products to the infrastructure, mining, processing and construction industries.

A young American mechanical engineer, Edward L. Bateman, was relocated to South Africa in 1903 by Allis-Chalmers to assist their South African representative, Herbert Ainsworth, in selling equipment to the mines.
The representative died in 1919 and Edward L. Bateman bought the business and operated it as a very effective and dynamic one-man operation until 1925 when his eldest son, Glen L. Bateman joined the company.

Mining Equipment
As South Africa developed, so too, did Bateman and in order to keep on growing, the Group had established offices on all 5 continents. This expansion resulted in circumstances changing within the Bateman Group and the Bateman family culminating in a portion of the company, Bateman Project Holdings Limited, being sold to an international consortium of high nett-worth individuals in February, 2002.

As part of the restructure, the Edward L Bateman Group of Companies reverted to its former well-established trade name of ELB. However, the name-change in no way affects the day-to-day business of the company as the management style and culture remains unchanged.

Just as the Group founder, Edward L. Bateman, relied on world-leading products for its success in the early 1900s, so too, today, this continues to be the market strategy which the ELB Group depends on to carry it forward profitably and successfully into a new era.