Since 1981 CTE has been creating solutions to make 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. We continue to put our customers at the center of our projects and services.

We listen to the needs of each of our clients. Companies from all over Italy, Europe and North America rely on CTE having found a partner who can meet their expectations.

Since 1981 we have produced and distributed more than 15 thousand aerial platforms: our first guarantee of reliability. As our number of machines  produced has grown, 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” with efficient services, innovative technical solutions, timely assistance, professional guidance, and training. This is our core philosophy when considering safety and quality of life on the job. CTE united by ideas, motivation, and passion to simplify the work of our customers who need to elevate people.

More and more companies worldwide rely on CTE to give support to their small and large projects. We are here as a reliable partner to meet our customer’s expectations and needs. Turning the seemingly impossible  into a simple reality.




1981 Its founding

CTE begins 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 tracked aerial lifts.

2002 IPAF

CTE becomes an IPAF training centre.

2005 The group

Acquisition of Effer and Bizzocchi. CTE becomes one of the largest European companies in the aerial work platform industry.

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 business, with an optimistic outlook on the future which embraces all 5 continents.


ITALPLATFORM AWARD: with the tracked platform TRACCESS 270/88, 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.


In collaboration with the local dealer Innovativ Hoisting, CTE launched a partnership in the United States for North American markets.


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