CTEK was founded in 1997 and is a sister company of Creator Teknisk Utveckling AB (a leading design and development consulting firm), which was founded in 1982.
CTEK began developing its battery expertise as early as 1992, when a leading battery manufacturer hired Creator for battery research and development. The company was then hired to research a new system of battery chargers that would meet the charging and maintenance requirements of new generations of batteries.
The research and development programme ended when an American group purchased Creator's customer. Creator realised that the now patented system represented a fantastic business opportunity all over the world. It was then that CTEK was formed to design, develop, manufacture and market its own battery charger.