The quality and design of ELESA products have been recognized by Chinese manufacturers since the early '80s. After the establishment of a consolidated and efficient network of local distributors, in 2006 ELESA opened a branch in Shanghai. It offers the ability to support more closely the network of distributors on the one hand and the European and American customers' relocated production units on the other. In addition it offers the Chinese manufacturers of industrial machinery and equipment, with high-quality demands, the possibility to buy directly from local stock the full range of standard machine elements.