Company History

Who's CITEL ?

Since 1937, CITEL has been protecting installations around the world from transient overvoltages that result from switching events and lightning strikes.

With a thorough understanding of local standards and regulations, along with continuous investment in R&D, CITEL designs, manufactures and sells millions of SPD’s each year.

CITEL develops many critical protection components internally.

Our teams all over the world are proud to help bring the market a comprehensive product range of surge protectors with our unique client-focused service & quality.

Unique, like each of our clients.

Unique, as our strategic vision that places financial independence, international technical collaboration and strong individual commitment, at the forefront.

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.