Company History

Who's CITEL ?

Founded in 1937, CITEL is an industrial group that engineers, manufactures and sells protection solutions for electrical networks, telephone (digital & analog) and mobile equipment from electrical transients.

These solutions are issued from continuous efforts in research & development, on the component level (such as Gas Discharge Tube) (we are the only ones on the market who manufacture our own components and integrate them into our protection modules) but also on all surge protection ranges to be ahead of our customers needs.

CITEL is a worldwide leader in the surge protection market. CITEL is manufacturing in France and China and is selling worldwide.

A long history

1937 CITEL founded
1944 Manufacture of the first surge arrester
1985 CITEL America founded in Miami
1988 Citel Electronics Gmbh founded in Düsseldorf 1st AC modular surge protector 1992 Acquisition of CLAUDE, gaz tube line from GTE Sylvania
1996 Establishment of Shanghaï Citel Electronics Co., Ltd
1997 AC surge protector new range 'DS' series New Technology VG for AC surge protectors
2010 CITEL Russia founded in Moscow
2012 CITEL India founded in New Delhi
2012 Implementation of a test laboratory in Reims
2017 CITEL ThaIland founded in Bangkok
New test laboratory 240 kA Citel Shanghai
2019 AC and DC surge protectors new range : DAC and DDC series

Family company, our philosophy is to offer innovative and reliable surge protectors to the the closest possible to the market demand.