The company's roots are found in the renowned Louis Leitz Group of companies. And it was here that, in 1996, the electronic Leitz folder, or ELO for short, the first product for electronic document management and archiving, was born. The acronym ELO became the brand name. In 1998, the business unit became a standalone company, ELO Digital Office, which has since been headed by Karl Heinz Mosbach and Matthias Thiele. ELO quickly advanced into an international player and enjoys success on the global stage with locations in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Australia.