History

A proud heritage that drives our future

The CTEK story starts over 30 years ago in Vikmanshyttan, a small village in Dalarna in Sweden.

Bengt_Wahlqvist.jpgThis is where our founder – Swedish inventor Bengt Wahlqvist – created the first ever battery charger to use electronic pulse technology.

And, thanks to Bengt’s technical expertise and perseverance, the world’s first ‘smart’ battery charger was born.

Since 1997 our product range has grown significantly to meet the demands of vehicle owners, professional workshops and applications in many other industries. 

We’re proud to say that our products get expert rave reviews all over the world and regularly beat the competition by being crowned ‘best in test’.

We now sell over one million battery chargers in 70 countries, all over the world, every year. 

But all of our products are still designed, developed and tested right here in the beautiful little village of in Vikmanshyttan.

Today, CTEK is owned by Altor, a private equity fund that invests in high performing Nordic companies. With their backing, we can build on our proud heritage to be even more successful in the future.