CATU was created in 1919 and, since the beginning, it has dedicated its activity to the manufacture of material and equipment for electricity networks and installations.
Since 1936, CATU’s activity has been concentrated on equipment for personal protection against electrical hazards and accordingly, has now more than 60 years experience in this field.
After the end of World War II, many French companies involved in Production, Transmission and Distribution of Electrical Energy were amalgamated into one National Company, called «Electricité de France» (EDF).
A short time later, a central department for Safety and Prevention of Accidents was created within EDF. Because of the experience that CATU already had in this field, a very close cooperation was forged between EDF and CATU which resulted in joint development and improvement of all the important Safety Material and Equipment now used in France.
The international recognition gained by EDF in this field has contributed to giving CATU a foremost position at the World Wide level.
At the present time, CATU Safety Equipment, including all the range of short-circuiting and earthing systems, the DETEXTM voltage detectors and testers, the live working tools and the individual equipment for linesmen, is used by the Main Power Utilities, Electrical Contractors, Large Industries and Railways in about 100 countries spread over the 5 continents.
CATU’s experience and level of investment and research is unmatched. As a member of the main national and international technical committees (such as UTE, CENELEC, IEC and ASTM), CATU is contributing to the development and application of the latest technologies. This quest for continuous improvement is now reinforced with the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Insurance Certification.
Our endeavours to be the Specialist in Electrical Safety Equipment are made with genuine dedication to all aspects of Safety Engineering Principles. Together with our network of distributors, we acknowledge our commitment and obligations to our customers.
CATU is a Group Sicame Company | 10/20 avenue Jean Jaurès | BP2 | 92222 BAGNEUX Cedex - France | Phone: + 33 (0)1 42 31 46 00 - Fax: + 33 (0)1 42 31 46 31