Our History

La nostra storia Elmec Informatica

Always "Simply reliable"

From punched cards physically brought into warehouses to a data center able to accommodate lots of petabytes of information in a single server room. Companies’ digital evolution determines our history.


Our history begins in 1971 when Clemente Ballerio e Cesare Corti found in Varese the Elmec Company, which owes its name to the activity of "mechanical processing" with which we debuted on the market.


In the early ‘80s, thanks to our partnership with IBM, we sell our first PCs. While in the World Macintosh and CD-ROMs come to the scenes, in 1983 Elmec Informatica S.r.l. is born.


A group of five Elmec’s developers, with an average age of less than 25 years, gives birth to the PcCall, the first device that allowed transferring files from a computer to another one and the remote teleservice access.


The new Elmec business headquarters is inaugurated in Gazzada, province of Varese.


It’s the Millennium Bug year and in the great ‘y2k’ we realize the new technical headquarter in Brunello, province of Varese. We enhance our outsourcing services with a new data center and the offer of 7x24 management services and IT applications.


Our new business headquarter opens, always in Brunello. In that period we conclude several acquisitions like the one of a share of the N.G.I. S.p.A. stock package, today Eolo S.p.A., leader in the field of broadband connectivity for the residential and business market.


While Microsoft launches Windows 10, we start to realize the new data center, BR4, one of the most important infrastructure in Italy for numbers and potential, Tier IV certified for design and facility from Uptime Institute.


Elmec sponsors the Wikipedia world gathering, Wikimania in Esino Lario. For the same project, it wins the Sodalitas Foundation prize for the best social initiative.


The innovation goes on! While AS400 systems turned 30, we enter in the additive manufacturing world. In May 2018, we inaugurate a new building in Brunello to home our new business unit, Elmec 3D.


Trub, an Elmec Group society, is at the first place in the charts of the Made in Italy companies with a 120/150 € millions turnover and a higher growth rate.


It has been an abnormal year for the whole world, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. But we’ve never stopped, and have reached important milestones in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility. Elmec Solar has become a certified B Corporation, and our Sustainability Report has been voted by Consumer Lab as one of the top reports in Italy.


This year we celebrate our 50th anniversary. It’s such an important milestone also marked by our joining Gaia-X, a European project that facilitates secure data sharing and access, in compliance with the privacy and information circulation European regulation.

Elmec Managed Services in numbers

With over 4000 managed contracts activated, we are the “simply reliable” partner for the digital transformation of your company.

Managed Data Security

Data Security is a priority for companies and also for us. To guard your systems, a Service Operation Center (SOC) with certified technicians whom only in the last year has realized goals such as:

  • 35TB of analyzed logs
  • 65M of blocked attacks on data center internet connectivity


We guarantee you cost reduction, transparency and governance of your systems thanks to smart systems that allow us to effect:

  • +26 billion annual controls
  • 250.841 monitored services
  • 115.000 installed patches
  • 18.930 ticket prevented automatically

Digital Workplace

We manage your stations with preventive operations, automations and advanced control systems managed from a specialist team.

  • 10.000 patches distributed/month
  • 10.000 monitored printers
  • 30.710 monitored consumables

Advanced Logistics

We guarantee you a logistic service and advanced support in Italy and abroad thanks to our warehouse and more than 450 specialized technicians.

  • 10M warehouse value
  • +1380 international shipments
  • 10.000 staging in Elmec