Since 1976, elTrim is leading manufacturer
of electric trim tabs, suitable for boats from 5 to 20 meters. With
its international headquarters in Ennepetal, Germany, and over 28
years' successful trading, Eltrim operates across Europe and worldwide
both direct to the customer and via a network of carefully selected
distributors in Finland, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain,
renowned Eltrim GmbH has become very popular choice for a range
of high performance quality electric trim tabs
2009, for the 30th successive
year in their history elTrim
GmbH, will be present
at the 'BOOT' Boat Show in Dusseldorf
of the very successful Trimtabs system of elTrim
was in 1976. During that time Klaus Kern, a technician and hobby
skipper from the company K&S Hugo Krueger KG, came with the
idea to steer the Trimtabs electrically instead of tubes or hydraulic
pumps used at that times. Additionally a very precise position indicator
was used to control this system.
year of planning was necessary until the first prototype could be
tested. The results exceeded all expectations. A very good functionality
and relatively easy installation as well as the good service and
above all the precise position indicator stood for good sales prospects.
After the patent registration the large scale production was possible
through the K&S Baueschlaege Hugo Krueger KG company, manufacturer
of electric motors for roof light domes and windows. Six
years later the production of Trimtabs was separated
from the K&S Baueschlaege company and continued
under its own Eltrim brand
28 years ago the first and very successful presentation was made
at the “BOOT” The Boat Show in Dusseldorf. Even the biggest boat
on the fair “Corina” at that time, 20 meters long with two engines
500 PS each, had the elTrim
system fitted on.
Kern, who enjoys his retirement by now, still advises his successors.
innovations and further development of the system have made it possible
that elTrim trim tabs sets are very popular delivered to many shipyards
in Germany and Europe" explains Ula Winkelmann, who owns and
manages the company together with Waldemar Drost .