Elan (short for the Elan Textile Co., Ltd.) was founded in 1971 in Kweishan, Taoyuan City (current plant location). It began with circular knitting plant to produce knitted fabrics. In 1973, cotton yarn spinning plant for 22,000 spindles was built to control the match of row materials. Until 1985, the plant had expanded up to 41,000 spindles with devotion to high quality yarn. Besides the emphasis on comprehensive quality service for the customers, Elan was also dedicated to innovation. In 1995 and 1997, the company installed fancy yarn spinning machine of 1,000 spindles, core spun yarn of 40,000 spindles, traditional elastic covered yarn of about 8,200 spindles and air covered yarn of about 1,000 spindles, which created pluralism and fineness in the product portfolio.