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The Elna trademark has always symbolized quality, innovation and service. Today, they continue to build the company with these three elements as the foundation. Elna is a growing company committed to bringing excellence to their customers using their international distribution network. Elna is active in more than 60 countries, throughout the world.
Elna's strength has its roots in understanding the fact that they are working with an international market place. As a result, it is their key objective to address the different needs and trends of various markets in their product development. Elna has a firm belief in making sewing fun. And, to make sewing fun, the machines need to be: easy to use, versatile and modern.
As a result, Elna was the first to introduce special features like lightweight machines, automatic needle threader, heirloom stitches, expandability of stitch packages through the invention of interchangeable cams, cartridges, PRO Cards and EnVision Cards. In addition, Elna has always been famous for the quality of our stitches and the design of our machines.
The Elna trademark has earned a significant place in the sewing industry as a result of numerous groundbreaking innovations which have placed their products in a class of their own.
Elna sewing machines have been around since 1940 with the launch of the Elna # 1, the first compact, portable, electric sewing machine with a free arm (when unfolded, its metal carrying case formed a sewing table). The #1 was green in color, breaking away from the traditional black, an innovation in itself for the time. The machine was a resounding success and so began Elna's commitment to the home sewing industry.
The Supermatic was introduced in 1952 featuring zigzag stitches and interchangeable cams, designed to produce different stitch patterns.
In 1968, the Elna Lotus was launched, a compact sewing machine with a unique design. Today you can find the Lotus in the Design Collection of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
To stay consistent with its strategy to remain at the forefront of technology, Elna launched the first home ironing machine in 1973. The Elnapress met with tremendous success as it introduced to the world a new way to perform an age old task, innovating the way people iron. The Elnapress was truly the first ironing press designed for the home.