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CTEK Power, Inc. Names Andreas Naeslund as President, Americas

Twinsburg, Ohio – CTEK Power, Inc. has announced the appointment of Andreas Naeslund as the company’s new president, Americas. Naeslund will oversee CTEK_AndreasNaeslund_RGB_LRsales, marketing, customer service and distribution for the company’s leading brand of smart charging battery systems in the North and South America markets.  He will report to Jon Lind, CEO, CTEK Group.

“I’m excited to join CTEK, a company that is a respected supplier of premium car manufacturers worldwide,” said Naeslund. “CTEK has a strong team of professionals and an innovative product lineup that is beloved by customers around the globe. I look forward to the challenge of expanding our technologically superior battery charging solutions into a broader number of market segments.”

Naeslund brings to CTEK a strong background in international technical sales. Most recently, Naeslund was the sales manager, North America for Polestar, Inc., a fully-owned subsidiary of Polestar AB, the official motorsports partner of Volvo Cars. Naeslund was responsible for establishing Polestar in North America.

Prior to Polestar, Naeslund held a variety of management positions in sales and technical support for FLIR Systems AB, Micronic Laser Systems AB and Spectra Physics Visiontech.

Naeslund earned a degree in mechanical engineering/production engineering from the University of Karlstad.  He also attended the Swedish Army School of Engineering in Östersund. Naeslund holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Sweden.

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CTEK Partners with NorthStar Battery on a Line of High Performance 12V Battery Chargers

Twinsburg, OhioCTEK has announced a partnership with NorthStar Battery to sell a line of high performance 12V battery chargers.

The new NorthStar Battery Chargers by CTEK_NorthstarBattery_RGB_LRCTEK are multi-step, fully automatic primary switch mode chargers for batteries that can support fast charging. Which means the NorthStar Battery Charger by CTEK can recharge a discharged NorthStar battery in as little as 3 hours or less.

“NorthStar Battery is a premier manufacturer of batteries,” said Andreas Naeslund, managing director, CTEK Power Inc. “We are excited to work with them on this new line of chargers. Consumers benefit by achieving the longest life possible for NorthStar batteries, as proper charging can double the life of a battery.”

Unlike traditional battery chargers, CTEK chargers are designed with a focus on simplicity, safety and flexibility. The new chargers are weather resistant, with unique Supply and Recond modes, and a patented desulphation function.

CTEK has sold over 4 million battery chargers in 60 countries around the world, and has won more than 15 independent battery charger tests since 2005.

Proudly made in the USA, NorthStar Batteries use the latest manufacturing technologies to deliver long life, superior cranking, unrivaled cycling, faster recharge and minimal maintenance, even in extreme conditions.

For more information about NorthStar Batteries, visit www.northstarbattery.com.

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CTEK Launches “Live Life Fully Charged” Facebook Contest

Twinsburg, OhioCTEK, leadersCTEK_FB_Promo_RGB_LR in battery charging systems and accessories, has launched its “Live Life Fully Charged” Facebook contest at www.facebook.com/SmarterCharger. During the month of February, CTEK is asking Facebook users to post a picture on the CTEK Facebook wall of themselves and their vehicle “living life fully.”

“We wanted to have some fun with this contest so we are asking CTEK fans to dig through their phone or computers and post a picture of themselves with their favorite vehicle, motorcycle, snowmobile, or ATV,” said Matt Ingram, regional sales manager for CTEK. “It could be a picture of anything, such as a family road trip or somebody on their way to a motorcycle rally.”

The contest ends on February 28 and three winners will be selected by CTEK. The first prize winner will receive CTEK’s newest product, the MUS 4.3 Test & Charge Battery Charger and Maintainer. The second prize recipient will be awarded a CTEK MUS 3300 Battery Charger and the third prize winner will receive CTEK’s Battery Status Indicator Eyelet.

Visit CTEK’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SmarterCharger for complete contest rules. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Contestants are providing information to CTEK and not to Facebook. The information provided will only be used by CTEK.

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CTEK Will Launch New Barrett-Jackson Branded Battery Charger at Prestigious Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction January 12-19

Twinsburg, OhioCTEK, a leader in smart charging battery systems, will launch the CTEK_BJ_RGB_LROfficial Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company Scottsdale Auction scheduled from January 12-19, 2014.  CTEK is one of a handful of elite companies with an official licensing agreement with Barrett-Jackson and will be onsite for the event in the sponsor pavilion.

The Official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer, is a fully automatic 8-step charger that maximizes battery life and performance. The charger can solve a broad range of battery-related problems and is the perfect charger and maintainer for collector car owners with exacting demands. The Official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer delivers selectable 0.8 A or 4.3 A to 12 V batteries from 1.2–110 Ah and is suitable for maintenance charging up to 160 Ah.

“We are excited about our partnership with Barrett-Jackson Auction Company and for the opportunity to participate in their prestigious event in Scottsdale,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “We look forward to providing more information to Barrett-Jackson clients and answering their questions about our new charger.”

In addition, Valerie Thompson, the CTEK Power Inc. sponsored owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), will be making celebrity appearances at the CTEK exhibit in the sponsor pavilion during the auction week and attendees will get a chance to see her BMW racing bike there. Thompson is a five-time motorcycle land speed record holder and racing team owner.

The Barrett-Jackson 43rd Annual Scottsdale Auction is being held at the all-new facility at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Barrett-Jackson’s historic auction week attracts top car aficionados and collectors with some of the world’s most valuable collectible and coveted vehicles.

The Official Barrett-Jackson Powered by CTEK Battery Charger and Maintainer comes with a five year warranty and will be available during the Scottsdale Auction. It is also available at the Barrett-Jackson website at www.barrett-jackson.com or through CTEK at www.smartercharger.com/barrett-jackson.

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The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer Powered by CTEK is Now Available

Twinsburg, OhioCTEK, a leader in smart charging battery systems, announced today the availability of a new branded battery charger CTEK_BJ_RGB_LRthrough the acclaimed Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer Powered by CTEK is a fully automatic 8-step charger that maximizes battery life and performance. The charger can solve a broad range of battery-related problems and is the perfect charger for classic car owners with exacting demands.

Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson states, “I have used these battery chargers for my personal collection of cars and by far they are the best product out in the marketplace today.  We are proud to be associated with CTEK.”

This new charger offers many features such as battery analyze that shows if a battery can receive and retain a charge, and a special reconditioning function that restores stratified and deeply discharged batteries. It also has a unique maintenance charging mode, a mode for optimized charging during cold winter days and for charging demanding AGM batteries. The unique display allows users to follow the entire charging process.

“We are excited to work with the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auction Company on this versatile charger,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “Our state-of-the-art technology gives consumers the power they need to take charge of their batteries, especially automotive enthusiasts and collector car owners.”

The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer delivers selectable 0.8 A or 4.3 A to 12 V batteries from 1.2–110 Ah and is suitable for maintenance charging up to 160 Ah. The charger is splash and dust proof, designed to protect vehicle electronics and non-sparking, reverse polarity protected and short-circuit proof.

The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer sells for $119.99 (U.S.) and comes with a five year warranty. It is available at the Barrett-Jackson website at www.barrett-jackson.com or through the CTEK website at www.smartercharger.com/barrett-jackson.

CTEK, a leader in smart charging battery systems, announced today the availability of a new branded battery charger through the acclaimed Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer Powered by CTEK is a fully automatic 8-step charger that maximizes battery life and performance. The charger can solve a broad range of battery-related problems and is the perfect charger for classic car owners with exacting demands.

Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson states, “I have used these battery chargers for my personal collection of cars and by far they are the best product out in the marketplace today.  We are proud to be associated with CTEK.”

This new charger offers many features such as battery analyze that shows if a battery can receive and retain a charge, and a special reconditioning function that restores stratified and deeply discharged batteries. It also has a unique maintenance charging mode, a mode for optimized charging during cold winter days and for charging demanding AGM batteries. The unique display allows users to follow the entire charging process.

“We are excited to work with the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Auction Company on this versatile charger,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “Our state-of-the-art technology gives consumers the power they need to take charge of their batteries, especially  automotive enthusiasts and collector car owners.”

The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer delivers selectable 0.8 A or 4.3 A to 12 V batteries from 1.2–110 Ah and is suitable for maintenance charging up to 160 Ah. The charger is splash and dust proof, designed to protect vehicle electronics and non-sparking, reverse polarity protected and short-circuit proof.

The Official Barrett-Jackson Battery Charger and Maintainer sells for $119.99 (U.S.) and comes with a five year warranty. It is available at the Barrett-Jackson website at www.barrett-jackson.com or through the CTEK website at www.smartercharger.com/barrett-jackson. 

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CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge Combines Battery and Alternator Testing Functions into One Charger

Twinsburg, Ohio – The CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge is a unique battery charger to CTEK_MUS4.3TEST&CHARGE_RGB_LRgive consumers a complete picture of the health of their vehicle charging system. The CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge combines an advanced micro-processor con­trolled battery charger with a battery and alternator test function to provide the ultimate in battery testing, charging and maintenance.

The MUS 4.3 Test and Charge provides excellent performance on batteries from 1.2Ah up to 11OAh. The charger solves a broad range of bat­tery problems and features include a patented automatic desulphation program and a special reconditioning function that will revive and restore deeply dis­charged and stratified batteries. The patented Float/Pulse maintenance makes the charger ideal for long-term maintenance. The Recond and ‘Snowflake’ modes operate individually or together in both 0.8A and 4.3A programs providing great flexibility for the user.

Three easy to use programs are available to test battery voltage, start power and alternator performance to provide a complete picture of the battery and vehicle charging system.

The MUS 4.3 Test and Charge is fully automatic for optimal charging of all 12 volt lead-acid batteries. It sells for an M.S.R.P. of $119.99 (U.S.) and comes with a five year warranty.

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The NorthStar Battery CTEK Chargers 100 at Daytona Marks Final Race in the 2013 TransAm SSCA Pro Racing Series

CTEK-sponsored Chevy Camaro driven by Cameron Lawrence takes season title in TransAm TA2 class

 Twinsburg, Ohio – The NorthStar Battery CTEK Chargers 100 Race at Daytona CTEK_TransAm_RGB_LRInternational Speedway was held Sunday, November 17 and marked the final event for the 2013 Trans Am Racing Series. In addition to being the race’s title sponsor, the CTEK-sponsored Chevy Camaro, fielded by Miller Racing and driven by Cameron Lawrence, captured first place in the season ending points total to become the 2013 TransAm TA2 class overall champion after winning eight out of 10 races.  In the final race at Daytona, Lawrence finished first in the 22-car TA2 field and ninth overall.

“As a partner with NorthStar Battery on a premier line of battery chargers, we were honored to work with them as sponsors of the prestigious season ending event this year on the TransAm Series schedule,” said Ken Palmman, general manager, CTEK Power Inc. “We congratulate Cameron and Miller Racing on an outstanding Championship season in the TA2 class.”

 NorthStar Battery Chargers by CTEK are multi-step, fully automatic primary switch mode chargers for batteries that can support fast charging. Unlike traditional battery chargers, CTEK chargers are designed with a focus on simplicity, safety and flexibility. The NorthStar Battery CTEK chargers are weather resistant, with unique Supply and Recond modes, and a patented desulphation function. CTEK has sold over 4 million battery chargers in 60 countries around the world, and has won more than 15 independent battery charger tests since 2005.

The Trans Am Series, America’s Road Racing Series, dates back to 1966. The series now features three distinct classes; TA, TA2 and TA3 and is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing. For more information, visit www.gotransam.com.

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CTEK Provides Winter Performance with New MUS 4.3 POLAR Battery Charger

Twinsburg, OhioCTEK has introduced its new MUS 4.3 POLAR, a 12V, 4.3 battery CTEK_MUS4.3POLAR_RGB_LRcharger specifically designed to offer excellent all-around charging with special cold weather performance.  The POLAR mode is a special cold weather feature that delivers a higher 15V charge to ensure a 100 percent charge is achieved, even in the coldest conditions. It is available on the 0.8A, 4.3A and AGM Battery settings. The POLAR mode can optionally be set as required on any of the modes (motorcycle, car or AGM).

The MUS 4.3 POLAR is an advanced microprocessor controlled battery charger providing unrivalled performance on batteries from 1.2Ah up to 110Ah. It features diagnosis of battery condition to establish if it can receive and retain charge, patented automatic desulphation program and a special recon­ditioning function that will revive and restore deeply discharged and stratified batteries. The patented float and pulse maintenance makes the MUS 4.3 POLAR ideal for long-term maintenance. The entire process of battery testing, charging and maintenance is easily followed on the clear LED display.

The MUS 4.3 POLAR comes with an extreme cold weather resistant cable to protect against cable breakage in cold weather. The charger works in temperatures as low as -22°R (-30°C) and is approved for outdoor use. The MUS 4.3 POLAR sells for an M.S.R.P. of $109.99 (U.S.) and comes with a five year warranty.

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CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge Combines Battery and Alternator Testing Functions into One Charger

Twinsburg, Ohio – The CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge is a unique battery charger to CTEK_MUS4.3TEST&CHARGE_RGB_HRgive consumers a complete picture of the health of their vehicle charging system. The CTEK MUS 4.3 Test and Charge combines an advanced micro-processor con­trolled battery charger with a battery and alternator test function to provide the ultimate in battery testing, charging and maintenance.

The MUS 4.3 Test and Charge provides excellent performance on batteries from 1.2Ah up to 11OAh. The charger solves a broad range of bat­tery problems and features include a patented automatic desulphation program and a special reconditioning function that will revive and restore deeply dis­charged and stratified batteries. The patented Float/Pulse maintenance makes the charger ideal for long-term maintenance. The Recond and ‘Snowflake’ modes operate individually or together in both 0.8A and 4.3A programs providing great flexibility for the user.

Three easy to use programs are available to test battery voltage, start power and alternator performance to provide a complete picture of the battery and vehicle charging system.

The MUS 4.3 Test and Charge is fully automatic for optimal charging of all 12 volt lead-acid batteries. It sells for an M.S.R.P. of $119.99 (U.S.) and comes with a five year warranty.

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CTEK Acquires the Inelco Group Charging Business

Las Vegas, Nev.CTEK Group announced today the acquisition of the Inelco Group’s CTEK_Inelco_RGB_LRbattery charging business. The deal became effective on November 1, 2013 and was announced today at the 2013 SEMA Show.

CTEK develops, markets and sells lead acid and lithium ion battery chargers.  CTEK introduced the first switch-mode technology based battery charger in the world and is currently the global market leader. The acquisition of the battery charging business from Inelco A/S will strengthen CTEK Group’s business and increase its competitiveness mainly within the professional and industrial segments.

Inelco Group consists of the Danish company Inelco A/S and the Polish company Inelco Polska SP. Z.o.o. The company has 30 employees.

“CTEK Group looks forward to cooperating with Inelco Group’s customers and suppliers to help expand the business,” said Jon Lind, CEO, CTEK Group.

As the North American branch of the company, CTEK Power, Inc. is an industry leader in the North American market for smart battery technology. CTEK manufactures a complete range of new generation high-quality, reliable battery chargers and accessories for private and professional use that are effective, user friendly and above all safe to use.  CTEK has become the most trusted name in battery charging.

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