History

The Past, The Present, and The Future


Gil Cecchin and Art Seymour established Elenco Electronics, Inc., in 1972. The company name was derived from the first two letters of the words Electronic Engineering Corporation because both of the founders were electronic engineers. It has been the policy of Elenco to design economical products that work better and longer than our competition. The first products produced by Elenco were convergence generators designed for TV repairmen. As the times changed, and the needs of our customers, we now supply products to the toy, education, telecommunication, electric and engineering fields.

In over forty years of existence Elenco has grown from a two-man operation into over 50 full time employees, from a garage and workshop facility into over 60,000 square feet of warehouse and offices. We've gone from one product to over 600 with new products constantly in development. The company expects to continue growing in size and technology. Our engineering department uses CAD for mechanical and electrical drawings and printed circuit boards are fully generated by computer. A network connects our sales, purchasing, manufacturing, accounting and art departments computer systems to data banks for efficient processing of daily orders.

In over thirty years of existence the work force at Elenco has been challenged with the difficult task of competing with much larger corporations and our employees have demonstrated the ability to produce quality products efficiently. Our ability to compete with larger companies in this field is one of our proudest achievements.

Testimonials

  • john
    Dear sirs, I felt compelled to write you a quick note regarding the snap circuits products. We own the junior and pro sets, they are exceptionally good in quality,cost and importantly the range of enjoyment and learning it provides my seven year old son. Thank you for a gr
  • john
    ": I purchased our Snap Circuits Pro set at least 10 years ago for my now 19-year-old son. He had many hours of fun building with it. Now his 13-year-old brother is enjoying it, has been for several years.  A few pieces have succumbed to handling and their age so I thank you for making
  • john
    Message: To whom it may concern   I would like to say that I think Snap Circuits is the best educational toy that I have seen in years. The parts "snap" together easily and are solidly made, the picture instructions are clear and the written commentary for each project helps to
  • john
    I take great pleasure to send this message to you.   Meeting Elenco for the First Time While at a local Radio Shack store I was looking for some transistors for an assigned lab project for class.  While there, I noticed a rather attractiv
  • john
    Dear Elenco,      Thank you for replacing my broken whistle chip.  I am enjoying learning some basic electronics.  The information on your project books on  how to contact you is very much appreciated.  You handled my problem quickly.  It is not