Since 1981 CTE has been creating solutions to make your working at height easier and safer. This is our promise.

A company with an Italian heart and history behind it along with an international vocation, which continues to put its customers at the centre of its projects and services.

We listen to the needs of each of our clients as if they were the only one: working in this way companies from all over Italy and Europe rely on CTE and are able to realize their projects, both small and large, having found a partner who can meet their expectations.

Since 1981 we have produced and distributed more than 17 thousand truck mounted platforms: our first guarantee of reliability. Along with the growth in number of machines produced so has our wealth of knowledge and experience, relationships and safety culture, which we wish to put at your service.

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WORK BECOMES EASY: a way of being, living, working

Efficient services, innovative technical solutions, timely assistance, professional advice and training: ‘Work Becomes Easy’ is all this.

A style, a philosophy at the heart of which are our customers, their safety, their quality of life. For this reason there is a group in CTE united by ideas, motivation and passion to simplify the work of companies active in the lifting of people and objects.

More and more companies in Italy and Europe rely on CTE to give substance to their small and large projects, to find a reliable partner to meet their expectations and needs. Turning the seemingly impossible  into a simple reality.




1981 Its founding

CTE is directed towards the production and sale of elevators.

1987 Leader in the World

CTE defines an exclusive agreement for Italy with the world’s largest producer of self-propelled aerial platforms Genie Industries.

1989 Pratika

A new product that becomes a great success in Italy and Europe: removals ladder Pratika.

1992 Pianoplan

CTE acquires the patent PIANOPLAN, improving the provision of means for moving heavy loads on stairs and landings.

1993 Genex

The first company in the world to produce scaffolds in fiberglass. CTE expands in Europe.

1997 A new home

CTE joins Sequani Meccanica; plant was built in Rivoli Veronese, primarily producing truck-mounted platforms and spiderlifts.

2002 IPAF

CTE becomes IPAF training centre.
CTE UK was born.

2005 The group

Acquisition of Effer and Bizzocchi. CTE became one of the largest European groups in the field of lifting and handling of materials and people.

2011 Award IAPA Awards

With the platform B-LIFT 20.13 Multipurpose, CTE wins the award for best aerial truck-mounted platform of the year.

2017 Award IAPA Awards

With the platform CTE B-LIFT 17E, CTE wins the award for best aerial truck-mounted platform of the year.

2018 Swedish Steel Prize

With the platform CTE MP 32.19, CTE wins the second award of the Swedish prize.

2021 40th Anniversary

CTE celebrates 40 years of activity, keeping an eye to the future and an international outlook which embraces all 5 continents.

ITALPLATFORM AWARD: with the tracked platform TRACCESS 270, CTE won the Award “Product of the Year” in the self-propelled over 6 m category.


With S3 EVO, CTE wins the “Innovative Technology Prize” at the IAPA Awards in London.
CTE North America Corp. and CTE FRANCE SAS were born.


With the full electric truck-mounted platform CTE MP 20 Ev, CTE wins “The Sustainability Award” at the IAPA Awards in Copenhagen.


Customizing commissions carried out annually


Meters of maximum height reached


Platforms produced to date


CTE catalogue models


Operators trained each year




CTE authorized workshops in Italy


CTE Dealers all over the world

CTE GROUP IS ONE OF THE LARGEST EUROPEAN GROUPS in the field of lifting and handling of materials and people and it provides multiple brands for the global market.

CTE produces and markets:

  • Articulated truck-mounted aerial platforms
  • Telescopic truck-mounted aerial platforms
  • Tracked aerial platforms
  • Stairclimbers
  • Truck-mounted fire-fighting platforms
  • Truck and marine cranes
  • Fibreglass scaffolds and ladders
  • Stair Climbers
  • Self-propelled aerial platforms


CARE - Pavia (Italy) "CTE platforms are very versatile and intuitive, therefore suitable for different types of applications. They are excellent for hire because they can be adapted to customers with different activities". From CTE Easy Magazine - 2018

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NOLO SERVIZI 2000 Srl - Modena (Italy) "We own about 30 CTE truck-mounted platforms, 5 CTE spiderlifts and 150 Genie self-propelled platforms. The main features that guide us to buy CTE platforms is the easy of use and the reliability of the products over time. I trust that CTE aerial platforms are good and well-known…

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DUMA RENT - Belgium "Customer wants a machine reliable, easy to use and that allows smooth movements. Characteristics that make CTE platforms winners are the important features of CTE B-LIFT and CTE ZED range, like the design and the capacity in the basket". From CTE Easy Magazine - 2019

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