Brothers, William and Charles Eley first established the company in London. It later moved to Birmingham, beginning a long tradition in the manufacture of rimfire ammunition. Specialising in .22LR calibre cartridges, ELEY is best known for its flagship cartridge, tenex. Today tenex is sold in more than 130 countries worldwide.
ELEY’s goal behind the initial tenex development was to provide British made .22LR ammunition. To support British competition shooters, the ammunition would be built to extremely fine manufacturing tolerances. This was borne out at the 1951 British Championship and the Grand Aggregate events at Bisley, won by ELEY shooters using ELEY tenex.
Soon competitors all over the globe were opting to use tenex, creating a successful competitive record for years to follow. Most recently, ELEY tenex has helped crown seven new World Champions including Olena Kostevych, Sergey Kamenskiy and Anna Korakaki.
Michael Atkinson continues: “ELEY is always striving to improve and innovate. We have a team which includes internationally recognised specialists with extensive knowledge in internal and external ballistics and power dynamics. We also have Six Sigma qualified engineers. It’s thanks to our highly skilled team and patented new methodologies, which separate ELEY from its competitors.”