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History

A proud heritage that drives our future

CTEK has been powering technological innovation for decades, that has placed us firmly at the forefront of global vehicle charging solutions.

With our continuous drive for new and exciting solutions, with a number of world product firsts and a raft of prestigious awards under our belt, the CTEK story is one of bold vision, keen Swedish entrepreneurship and groundbreaking ideas.

Established in Dalarna, Sweden in 1997, CTEK was quick to market with the launch of its very first ‘smart’ battery charger - a pioneering development which has literally changed the battery charging landscape, setting new standards for charging technology.

CTEK has subsequently gone on to develop a whole host of revolutionary products and solutions including the PRO range of professional workshop chargers; powerful on-board charging solutions; and the CS FREE, the world’s first multi-functional portable battery charger and smart maintainer with adaptive boost technology.

CTEK first launched its products to North America in 2004 setting up their first office in Twinsburg, Ohio. Sales grew significantly and so a decision was made in 2016 to re-locate to office in Chicago, providing excellent access to national and international transportation hubs. This is where our dedicated team is still based today.

Having acquired Swedish electric vehicle charging specialist CHARGESTORM in 2018, CTEK is also now one of the market leaders in the fast-growing EVSE (electric vehicle supply equipment) market, backed by 10 years of experience. Offering complete end-to-end EV charging solutions including hardware, EV network management software, and technical services such as load balancing to secure and distribute energy efficiently within the premises, CTEK is playing its part in driving for a greener future.

Based on its technological leadership, CTEK has established strong and long-standing customer relationships with more than 50 of the world’s most prestigious vehicle OEMs.

The company boasts a strong and growing global presence in over 70 countries, supported by regional logistics hubs offering efficient, responsive fulfilment, all backed by dedicated sales, customer support, training, marketing and after-sales teams.

In 2021, CTEK achieved a public listing on the Stockholm Nasdaq main market, further demonstrating its world leading position within its sector and ensuring the company is ready for the next step in their growth journey.

In 2022, CTEK celebrated 25 years of technological innovation that has placed the company firmly at the forefront of global vehicle charging solutions.

The CTEK brand is synonymous with top quality, highly trusted vehicle charging solutions the world over, and our success is down to our unique culture that’s based on a passion for innovation. Also central to every CTEK product is intelligence, and we are devoted to harnessing the most advanced technology to meet our mission, which is to deliver innovative, safe, flexible, reliable and easy-to-use charging solutions for all types of vehicles.

As we go from strength to strength, we’re proud that our technological innovations have earned us prestigious awards from the international automotive press, including ‘product of the year’, ‘best in test’ and ‘must have product’, along with a solid reputation for quality and reliability, and the respect of our customers, partners, and peers. Indeed, it’s courage, dedication, and the genuine enthusiasm of our people that makes us uniquely CTEK, and shines through in everything we do, and every product we develop.

We will never stand still, and you can be assured that CTEK will be pushing forward with renewed commitment, in our pursuit of even greater technological advancements and in our world-renowned product development.”

“Having owned several of another ‘popular’ brand of charger, the CTEK is far and above superior in every possible category. WELL worth the miniscule additional cost. ”

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