History

CTI Systems can look back proudly on over 50 years of outstanding industrial achievements and is looking forward to the challenges of the future.

Cleveland Tramrail International (C.T.I.) has been based in Luxembourg since 1962 and boasts a long engineering pedigree. At first it focused on manufacturing overhead material handling equipment. The patented crane rail and monorail systems were marketed to US companies in Luxembourg and surrounding European countries among others. In 1993 C.T.I. was acquired by SNCI (a Luxembourg investment bank). After constantly and successfully expanding its business fields, C.T.I. ultimately became CTI Systems S.A. in 1997, which was intended to give the fiting name to our profile as a supplier of automated material handling and storage systems. In 2003, the company moved into the new administration and engineering building and in 2005 into the new production facilities on the industrial zone of Eselborn-Lentzweiler. The production site was extended in 2008 to create new storage areas and increase the production assembly and test capacities.

On June 5th 2009, the Luxembourg-based Paul Wurth Group acquired CTI Systems to combine the competences of both companies. Due to the steady growth of the business, the CTI supervisory board decided to expand the engineering centre by 1500 m² in 2011.

MILESTONES

1962

  • Incorporation of Cleveland Tramrail International S.A. (C.T.I.) in Luxembourg on Aug. 14th, 1962, as subsidiary of Cleveland Crane & Engineering in Wickliffe, Ohio, USA

1963

  • Fabrication of the first Tarca track in the new production facility in Luxembourg

1963

  • Inauguration of the factory in Clervaux on July 13th, 1963, in the presence of Prince Charles

1970

  • Plant extension
  • Inauguration ceremony in Clervaux on October 8th, 1970, in the presence of Prince Charles

1993

  • 100% acquisition of CTI by the Luxembourg investment bank SNCI Société Nationale de Crédit et d’Investissement

1995

  • ISO 9001 certification

1997

  • Cleveland Tramrail International became CTI Systems S.A. to better reflect its activities as a supplier of automated material handling and storage systems

2002

  • Laying of the new foundation stone in Lentzweiler

2003

  • New engineering centre in Lentzweiler

2005

  • New production facilities in Lentzweiler
  • Inauguration of the new engineering centre and production facilities in Lentzweiler on Oct. 5th, 2005

2008

  • Extension of the production facilities

2009

  • Paul Wurth acquires 50.4% shareholding in CTI Systems S.A. and a further 24.8% in 2011

2012

  • Extension of the engineering centre

2016

  • The German SMS group GmbH and Paul Wurth S.A. of Luxembourg, are merging their subsidiary companies SMS Logistiksysteme GmbH and CTI Systems S.A. to form the companies: AMOVA S.à r.l. and Amova GmbH.

Today

  • AMOVA S.à r.l. is switching its name to CTI Systems S.à r.l.