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  • 1945

    24 September - Elan co-operative is founded.

  • 1945

    Elan produces first wooden skis with no edges.

  • 1949

    Starts production of racing shells.

  • 1950

    Production facility burns down.

  • 1950

    Produces the first sample of skis for foreign markets (Belgium).

  • 1955

    Sells 350,000 badminton rackets in only two years.

  • 1955

    Sixteen sports halls equipped in the territory of SFR Yugoslavia.

  • 1961

    Patents metal skis.

  • 1963

    Produces gymnastics apparatuses for the EC in Belgrade.

  • 1964

    Starts serial production of fibreglass boats.

  • 1970

    Develops a new gymnastics apparatus for the needs of the World Championship in Ljubljana.

  • 1974

    First win of the 18-year-old Ingemar Stenmark (slalom, Madonna di Campiglio).

  • 1974

    First world record to be set on Elan skis (Walter Steiner).

  • 1977

    Opens a production plant at Brnca/Fürnitz, Austria.

  • 1978

    Produces its first prototype of a telescopic stand.

  • 1978

    Manufactures the first Elan glider.

  • 1978

    Starts production of VW Caddy roofs.

  • 1983

    Elan's first glider takes part in the World Championship.

  • 1983

    Launches its own-brand sportswear program.

  • 1984

    Makes the first larger cruiser sailing yacht.

  • 1988

    Elan skis mark the 100th win (Mateja Svet, Kranjska Gora).

  • 1988

    Starts snowboard production at Brnca/Fürnitz, Austria.

  • 1992

    Makes the first prototypes of carving skis.

  • 1992

    Elan 33 and its Croatian crew win the trans-Atlantic sailing rate 'America 500'.

  • 1994

    Supplies sports equipment for 50 sports halls in Moscow.

  • 2002

    Presents the Fusion system of revolutionary integrated ski bindings.

  • 2003

    Provides sports equipment for the Zlatorog Sports Hall in Celje, a European Handball Championship venue and the first of the company's large-scale projects.

  • 2004

    Supplies and installs equipment at three sports halls hosting the European Handball Championship in Slovenia.

  • 2005

    Supplies and installs equipment for two Eurobasket sports arenas in Serbia and Montenegro.

  • 2008

    Supplies and installs equipment for the new sports arena hosting the European Handball Championship in Macedonia.

  • 2009

    Supplies and installs equipment for three arenas hosting the World Handball Championship in Croatia.

  • 2011

    Supplies and installs equipment for two sports arena hosting the World Handball Championship in Sweden.

  • 2012

    Elan is presented with the 'Most Innovative Brand' award, X-AWARD.

  • 2013

    Provides and installs five sports halls in Slovenia hosting Eurobasket 2013.

  • 2013

    Develops an innovative telescopic stand system, TransFlex, for a sports arena in Leipzig.

  • 2015

    Provides and installs equipment in sports halls hosting the World Handball Championship in Qatar.

  • 2015

    In cooperation with Franci Petek, gold medallist of the 1991 FIS Nordic World Ski Championship we designed and manufactured a miniature mobile ski-jumping hill.

  • 2015

    Elan was also in 2015, for the third time, awarded the prestigious title of the "Most Innovative Brand", conferred by the German organisation Plus X Award.


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Pernis, Netherlands

We have developed a new drive for telescopic stands - a chain drive. For the first time it was used in the assembly of stands in Pernis, the Netherlands.

  • Partners

  • Elan Inventa has upgraded its wide offer with specific partner products that complement the company's range of products and services for all types of sports venues. All these products are well received in foreign markets and carry all relevant certificates as well as excellent references, and all they need to sell well is a reliable partner in each emerging market. As the sole agent marketing such products in Slovenia, Elan Inventa offers a one-stop shop approach, providing its customers with comprehensive sales, assembly, and after-sales services.   

    • DAPLAST seats for sporting installations


      Elan seating systems can accommodate a wide range of seat options varying in model and type.

      Elan Inventa's range of own-brand seats is completed with top-class products made by Daplast, which has installed more than 2 million seats in over 2,000 venues worldwide.

      The products conform to FIFA and UEFA standards and are certified by TÜV, ISO and FIBA.


      For more information about Elan Inventa seating systems go to CATALOG ELAN SEATING SYSTEMS AND SEATS

    • CONNOR sports flooring


      Elan Inventa has been appointed Sole Agent for CONNOR sports flooring and SPORT COURT for Slovenia and Western Balkans (ex-Yugoslavia). Sports flooring systems intended for indoor sports facilities of all kinds.

      The flooring systems differ in subfloor construction, but the top sheathing is always Canadian maple hardwood parquet. In addition to fixed floors, intended primarily for school gyms and specific-purpose sports halls, Elan Inventa's offer also includes portable sports floor systems preferred in multi-use games areas. Most floor systems in our offer are FIBA 1 certified, meeting the highest standards in the industry.

      Sports parquet floors are suitable for use in official international competitions. See Tweeter @ABCworldnews!


      Contact details:

    • GERFLOR sports surfaces


      Elan Inventa is the official representative of  GERFLOR sports floorings in Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania.

      • Jointless and seamless sports floorings are waterproof.
      • Used for indoor and / or outdoor application.
      • They differ in thickness and composition depending on the intended use.
      • Very easy to clean.

      PDF catalog


      Contact details:

    • SPORTCOURT court tiles


      Elan Inventa has been appointed Sole Agent for CONNOR sports flooring and SPORT COURT for Slovenia and Western Balkans (ex-Yugoslavia). 

      Modular polypropylene sports floor systems for indoor and outdoor use.

      The floors are coated with a special finish for enhanced grip also in wet conditions and rain.

      A universal portable multi-purpose sports floor system also suitable for inline hockey.


      Contact details:

    • TRIAL didactic program


      Educational games and equipment

      All products are toxic-free, rounded in shape, with colours and transparent materials fully adapted to children's needs and 3D space perception.


      Contact details:

    • POLANIK track and field equipment


      Elan Inventa is the sole agent for Polanik, an athletics equipment provider, one of the most notable trademarks in the track and field industry.

      Products for various levels, including competition, practice, and school use.

      Member of the IAAF since 1991.

      Regular presence at top-level international athletics competitions.

      Over 1,000 products in 154 categories.


      Contact details:


    • AGORESPACE multi-sports fields


      Elan Inventa is the sole-agent for the premier-quality range of multi-sport fields designed by French company Agorespace.

      Versatile design enables the fields to be used for eight sports.

      Speedy-fix nets for volleyball, tennis, football and badminton.

      Nets with a fast and easy height switchover (tennis, volleyball).

      Easily height adjustable basketball hoops.

      Design options: metal, aluminium-wood, metal-wood, junior, individual modules.


      Contact details:

    • CORNILLEAU table tennis equipment


      Table-tennis tables differ in the thickness of the playing board and the type of base, as well as accessories.

      Suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

      Matte, anti-reflex surface finish to minimize sunlight reflection during outdoor use and is in compliance with the ITTF regulations.

      Tables are fitted with roller wheels, and complete with integrated net and post sets.

      Optional supply of partition ball-stop screens.

      Table tennis bats are manufactured from materials suitable for indoor and outdoor use.


      Contact details:


    • Equipment for swimming pools and water sports


      Elan Inventa is a sales agent for products under the brand Malmsten. These are high-quality products and equipment for swimming pools and water sports.


      More on products can be found on the website

    • EasyFloat Pontoon Systems


      Elan Inventa is an exclusive sales agent for products under the brand EasyFloat.

      A patented design with prominent features EasyFloat is a patented pontoon system, the only one of its kind in the world. EasyFloat Pontoon Systems comprise an aluminium frame supported by patented floatation units. The units are made from UV stabilised impact resistant plastic. The floatation units are then filled with cellular plastic and sealed, which means they are not affected by water and other external factors. Thus the high degree of buoyancy is maintained throughout the product's life span. EasyFloat only uses stainless steel fittings, making it a solid structure with a long life span.

      • Maintenance-free
      • Environmentally friendly
      • Great buoyancy
      • Low weight
      • A non-slip, rough surface and round, smooth outlines



Elan Brand Movie
Elan Inventa presents itself


Fuelled by 70 years of experience, our future is pure adrenaline.

ELAN. A word with a strong meaning. Eagerness. Enthusiasm. Drive. Tradition. Hard work. Ups and downs. Innovations. Emotions. Victories.

Elan is one of the world's leading producers and providers of products and services for sports and leisure. The company boasts over 70 years of presence in the international sports markets and today markets its products and services in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Elan is a household name for world-famous skis and snowboards, powerful sailing and motor yachts, as well as first-rate equipment for indoor and outdoor sports venues. When we talk about sports facilities, we talk about Elan Inventa.

Elan Inventa provides consulting, design and engineering, manufacture to European standards, and assembly and installation, and after-sales service.


Elan was also in 2015, for the third time, awarded the prestigious title of the "Most Innovative Brand", conferred by the German organisation Plus X Award. The brands distinguished by this award are chosen for their outstanding achievements in the areas of quality, design, ease of use, functionality, ergonomics and ecology. Receiving this award has certainly been a validation of our vision for Elan to become number one in sporting goods innovation.


Our main priority is safe equipment.


    International ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 testify to high quality of business operations.


    Telescopic stands, dividing curtains, and basketball backstops are tested for compliance with EN and DIN standards by accredited TÜV testing laboratories.

  • FIBA Technical Partner

    FIBA Technical partner in the category of telescopic stands and basketball backstops. Ceiling- and wall-mounted basketball goals conform to all FIBA standards. 


    A secured quality system of metal structure manufacturing issued by the Welding Institute Ljubljana (EXC3 according to EN 1090-2).

  • Certified IHF partner

    Certified IHF partner in handball goals.


    Technical security certificates for products tested according to SIST EN. Certificates were issued by the Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana.


    Technical security certificates, tested according to SIST EN. Certificates were issued by ZAG Ljubljana.

Slovenia Croatia Serbia Montenegro Bosnia and Hercegovina Macedonia Kosovo and Albania Russia Saudi Arabia Scandinavia Turkey Kazakhstan Benelux, France AUSTRIA, GERMANY, SWITZERLAND Poland UKRAINE Hungary Greece Belarus Bulgaria Qatar United Arab Emirates


Elan Inventa d.o.o.
Begunje 1
4275 Begunje na Gorenjskem

Tel: +386 4 53 51 333
Fax: +386 4 53 51 107


  • Slovenia

    Elan Inventa d.o.o.
    4275 Begunje na Gor. 1, Slovenia
    Tax Nr.: SI61182494, Reg Nr.: 5436729
    Fax: +386 4 53 51 107, E-mail:
    e-mail:, tel: +386 4 53 51 334, mob. +386 51 331 208
    e-mail:, tel: +386 4 53 51 333
    Marketing:, +386 51 419 800
    Scandinavia, Western Europe:
    e-mail:, tel: +386 4 53 51 306, mob. +386 31 386 687
    Russian markets:
    e-mail:, mob. +386 41 608 812 (Slovenia), +7 919 772 3490 (Russia)
    EX Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece:
    e-mail:, tel: +386 4 53 51 307, mob. +386 51 673 769
    Arabian Peninsula, Turkey, Bulgaria, Hungary:
    e-mail:, mob. +386 41 379 170


  • Croatia

    BRID d.o.o.
    Trg republike 6 / II
    40000 Čakovec

    Tel: +385 40 310 177
    Fax: + 385 40 310 179
    Contact: Tomislav Koprivec

    FINAL SPORT d.o.o.
    Vukeličeva 3
    10000 Zagreb

    Tel: +385 1 239 55 02
    Fax: +385 1 230 28 76GSM: +385 91 5072 883
    Contact: Saša Kauzlarić

  • Serbia

    Uroš Troppan

    Tel: +386 4 53 51 307

    Fax: +386 4 53 51 107
    Mob: +386 51 673 769


  • Montenegro

    VZ SPORT d.o.o. Žabljak
    P.J. Podgorica
    Džorda Vašintona 12
    81000 Podgorica

    Tel. +382 20 20 50 40
    Fax. +382 20 234 674
    Mob. +382 67 618 618


  • Bosnia and Hercegovina

    Envera Šehovića 16b
    71000 Sarajevo

    Tel: +387 33 651 771
    Fax: + 387 33 651 771

    Contact: Dževad Selimović – Paja

  • Macedonia

    SPORT INVENTA, dooel

    Bulevar Vidoe Smilevski Bato br. 2A/1-5

    1000 Skopje

    Toni Dimov
    Mob: +389 77 555 999

  • Kosovo and Albania

    SHeshi i lidhjes nr 2, 20000 Prizren, Kosovo
    +381 29 222 361 (Prizren)
    +381 38 220 029 (Priština)
    +386 49 858 412 (Vedja Zekovski)
    +386 49 116 368 (Fatmir Godeni)
    +377 44 116 368 (Fatmir Godeni)


    Store: Priština, ul. Rustem Statovci
    Tel: +381 38 220 029

  • Russia

    Elan Inventa:,

    Complex Sport d.o.o.
    16-28, Prospekt Kirova, Nižni Novgorod
    Russia, 603138

    Tel: +7 831 410 11 98


    Interkontakt d.o.o.

    Tesovnikova 56
    1000 Ljubljana

    Tel/Fax: +386 1 56 83 659
    Contact: Tatjana Rupert

  • Saudi Arabia

    Global Sport Gate

    P.O. Box 11229 Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Contact: Mr. Abdulraouf Al-Baijan, Executive Managing Director

    Mob +966 56 222 2678


  • Scandinavia

    Haragårdvägen 45
    SE-26083 Vejbystrand, Sweden

    Tel: +46 431 41 55 60
    Fax: +46 431 41 55 69
    Mob: +46 708 62 52 67
    Contact: Christer Lindquist

    Axeltoftavagen 180
    SE-261 35 Landskrona, Sweden

    Tel: +46 418 766 21, +46 418 766 00
    Fax: +46 418 734 24
    Mob: +46 70 320 12 91

    Contact: Ulf Knutas

  • Turkey


    Atatürk Caddesi Sıtkıbey Plaza

    No.82 A.3 / A.4 34734 
    Kozyatağı İstanbul / Turkey

    Ms. Julide Sonat 

    Tel: + 90 216 467 07 90
    Fax: + 90 216 467 07 93

  • Kazakhstan

    CEAS-IMC, s.r.o.

    48, Degtyarivska Str.
    Kyiv 04112, Ukraine
    Contact person: Maxim Glazunov
    Tel: +38 067 6202951
  • Benelux, France

    Ivan Desmet

    Mob: +32 (0) 476 97 59 06


    Sylviane Desmet

    Mob: +32 (0) 474 35 72 27 



    A-1030 Wien, Austria

    Tel,Fax: +43 192 56 716
    +43 699 17 701 833 (Albin Huebl)
    +43 676 88 922 410 (Michael Hofer)


  • Poland

    Megan Seating Sp. z o.o.
    Otowice 41
    86-070 Dąbrowa Chełmińska

    Kontakt: Wojciech Zmija

    Mob: +48 606 971 571
    Fax: +48 52 381 79 78



    CEAS-IMC, s.r.o.

    48, Degtyarivska Str.
    Kyiv 04112, Ukraine
    Contact person: Maxim Glazunov
    Tel: +38 067 6202951


  • Hungary

    H-1025 Budapest, Lívia utca 5.
    Mob: +36 30 469 89 75
  • Greece


    H. Rossopoulos & Co. E.E.
    49, Kritis Str. 

    54646 Thessaloniki

    tel. +30 2310 313633
    fax +30 2310 317633
  • Belarus

    CEAS-IMC, s.r.o.

    48, Degtyarivska Str.
    Kyiv 04112, Ukraine
    Contact person: Maxim Glazunov
    Теl: +38 067 6202951
  • Bulgaria

    Gamma Design BG

    49A, Parchevich str. 1000, Sofia

    tel: +359 (0) 2 987 91 55
    fax:+359 (0) 2 980 94 42
  • Qatar

    Antonio Nardone +974 3361 5177


    Nardone Trading & Contracting Company

    P.O. Box 206067, Doha, Qatar


  • United Arab Emirates

    P.O .Box: 45355
    Abu Dhabi and P.O.Box: 92357 Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    Contact: Mr. TALAL SAWAYA, CEO
    Head Office
    Abu Dhabi, 105 Spinneys Bldg, Khalidiya
    P.O.Box: 45355
    United Arab Emirates
    Tel : +971-2-6812158
    Branch Office
    Dubai, 204 Al Mezan Bldg, Mohaisina 4
    P.O.Box: 92357
    United Arab Emirates
    Tel: :+971-4-2633371  
    Fax ::+971-4-2633378