Safety - made in "Germany"
At ELOKON, we develop and implement automated safety and driver-assistence-systems or forklifts and other material handling equipment. Our innovative technologies align with the cutting-edge advancements of Industry 4.0. Over 3,000 customers around the world benefit from our solutions - to improve workplace safety and increase material handling productivity. ELOKON is also a leading provider machinery safety engineering, advising multinational corporations on machinery safety issues.
Over 30 years of experience and success
Since 1986, we’ve provided world-class solutions to improve workplace safety. Through long-term customer relationships and industry partnerships, our name has become synonymous with innovation, quality and reliability. We’ve been able to grow organically as a private, self-financed company. Because we re-invest our earnings into new product development and our professional team. And because we focus on long-term, sustainable values, as well as near-term success.
Our customers come in all sizes: multi-national corporations, medium-size organizations and small companies. In more than 45 countries around the world, our customers have entrusted us to ensure safe, smooth industrial operations.
Focusing on digitization and Industry 4.0
Cars have become digital platforms, with a wide range of automated driver-assistance safety features. And fully autonomous vehicles are on the horizon. We’ve applied this leading-edge technology to material handling equipment - to create digital “guardian angels” for forklifts and other industrial trucks. By automating lift truck safety, we not only protect workers and equipment, we help make material handling more efficient, productive and profitable.
Our forklift safety solutions are based on an intelligent interplay of hardware, software, sensors and wireless technologies. Our systems preemptively recognize dangerous situations and intervene - either automatically or semi-autonomously - to prevent accidents.
Using innovative Lidar, radar, UWB and RFID technologies, our systems help lift trucks recognize - and avoid collisions with - pedestrians and other vehicles. Our systems communicate in real time using the latest “vehicle-to-vehicle” and “vehicle-to-X” RF technology from the automotive industry. The “X” includes both facility infrastructure and pedestrian ID badges.
Our certifications and associations
Our people make the difference
The bedrock of our business is our team of over 130 skilled, motivated employees. We are diverse, international and passionate about our work. We design, build and deliver world-class safety solutions for our customers. And we invest in emerging technologies, like Industry 4.0, UWB, driver-assistance sensors, and control engineering for machine safety.
Being good citizens is in our company DNA. Our values guide the way we work with our customers, partners, communities - and each other. Through customer focus, professional development, sustainability, open mindedness, job enrichment and integrity, we’ve created a vibrant company culture where ideas can blossom, people can thrive and success can flourish.
Our thoughts and actions focus on customer benefits. We provide innovative solutions and services that meet our customers’ technical requirements and deliver a rapid return on investment. We create a positive culture of customer service. And we apply a wealth of experience to build long-lasting customer and partner relationships.
We have a responsibility to develop our employees’ talents, encourage their professional growth, and motivate them to achieve results. We strive to build powerful teams that improve company performance, with the safety and security of our workforce always our top priority. The basis of internal collaboration among our employees is mutual respect and trust.
We’ve built our private, self-financed company through financial stability, responsible decisions, risk aversion and steady growth. Long-lasting, sustainable relationships with our customers and partners are more important to us than short-term profit. With also view our internal relationships through the lens of sustainability. We want to nurture the careers of our employee so they will develop and grow with our company over the long term, both personally and professionally.
To continually improve our products and services, we require openness - both within our company and with external partners and customers. Many of our most innovative, successful products have resulted directly from open collaboration with our customers and technology partners. And openness within our company is also a source of change, progress and improvement. It pays to question the status quo, share knowledge and try new, creative ways to do things.
We give our employees freedom, appreciation and responsibility - to help them reach their full potential. We want our people to feel personally and professionally fulfilled when they achieve company goals. Because when people enjoy their work and feel empowered to contribute their ideas, we all succeed.
We are committed to doing things the right way - both as a company and as individuals. We respect the cultures, beliefs and rules of our customers and partners. And we align ourselves with those principles. When we deploy our solutions, our employees are mindful of, and adhere to, local customs and regulations.
We think and act together – beyond national and site boundaries
In focus: social commitment
ELOKON has been supporting organizations that are particularly committed to social projects for many years. Whether it’s small institutions, such as the children's hospice Sternenbrücke, or large non-profit organizations, such as DKMS; it is crucial that the support is sustainable and demonstrably received. Our current projects in detail:
The Sternenbrücke children's hospice accompanies families of terminally ill children, adolescents and young adults during relief care and during the last phase of life. Created in 2003 as a pilot project for northern Germany, it has long been widely known across national borders. Since health insurance only covers about 60 percent of the costs, the children's hospice is dependent on donations. For many years we have been helping the Sternenbrücke with a donation during Christmas time.
Viva con Agua, founded in Hamburg in 2006, is committed to ensuring that all people worldwide have access to clean drinking water. The organization, located less than 20 miles from the ELOKON headquarters, promotes water projects and actions in Germany and abroad, improving the living conditions of many people in the long term. We therefore only use Viva con Agua mineral water for our staff and guests – on a daily basis.
DKMS - German Bone Marrow Donor Database - has been fighting leukemia for almost 30 years. Originally, the database included 3,000 donors, today there are more than 9 million donors. Nevertheless, one in ten people with blood cancer cannot find a stem cell donor. Continuous support is therefore still needed. We donate through AmazonSmile, because every order – from paperclips to printers – triggers a donation to the charitable organization DKMS.