As a company of Elginkan Group, ELSAN HAMMADDE SANAYİİ A.Ş. was found in 1969 at Kartal Maltepe, İstanbul as a foundry working in brass sand casting. ELSAN A.Ş. started brass rod production in 1971. The company increased its capacity with the newly established Continuous Casting Line in 1976. Focusing on automation efforts regarding melting and holding furnaces, continuous casting line, direct extrusion press, rod pulling line and straightening line, the company has commissioned its Manisa Industrial Zone facility in 1990.
Continuing its investments towards development, ELSAN A.Ş. commissioned a second fully computer-controlled casting line in 1995 to increase capacity of the continuous casting line, thus raising its brass billet production capacity to 25,000 tons per year. In 2000 the company has started production of brass ingots for low pressure die casting systems, and is capable of producing 5,000 tons of brass ingots per year.
With the combined rod pulling and straightening line and indirect extrusion press investments made in 2011 and 2013 the rod and profile production capacity has reached 22,000 tons per year.