THE COMPANY

Who are we ?

CATU : nearly a century at the service of electrical safety

Created in 1919, the CATU company developed its activities, from its creation,
on the manufacturing of material and equipment for the transmission and distribution networks of electrical energy.
But it is really since 1936 that CATU activities were clearly concentrated on the conception and the manufacturing of protection equipment against the electric risks.
A little time after the end of World War II, a central department for the Safety and the Accident prevention was created within EDF.

And, it is thanks to the experience already acquired by CATU in this domain,
that a very close cooperation asserted itself between the national operator and the company.
This collaboration allowed CATU to develop and perfect the safety equipment of the electricians for their works, both for transmission and distribution.
The international recognition gained by EDF in this field has contributed to giving CATU an image of specialist and seriousness in the world.

Since 1996, CATU is a subsidiary of the SICAME Group, one of the world leaders of accessories for the works of transmission and energy distribution.
A specialist recognized all over the world.
 

A RECOGNIZED SPECIALIST ALL OVER THE WORLD

Today, CATU safety equipment , including the ranges of warning signs, lock-out, earthing and short circuiting systems, voltage detectors and controllers, live working tools, and personal protective equipment are used by the main transmission and distribution utilities, HV/MV contractors and MV/LV installers of the tertiary domain, the heavy industries, the railroad sector and the electric automobile sector in more than 100 countries distributed over the 5 continents.

OUR SUBSIDIARIES AND BRANDS

CATU, MORE THAN A COMPANY

FORSOND  presents complete safe solutions for the earth circuits of installations (www.forsond.com)

PONTALIER ELECRONIQUE groups a complete set of controllers for low-voltage installation dedicated to inspection and control companies.

CEGERS SECURITE, is specialized in equipment of electrical safety for the railways.

CATU is involved in South America with its subsidiary LIAT, in Argentina

The company has also contributed to the creation in 2008 of its new subsidiary SUPERSAFE based in Barcelona (Spain). This company designs and markets a complete range of insulating rubber gloves.

Accompanying regulations to better innovate

CATU spends annually an important part of its resources to its research and development department. As a permanent member of the main national and international technical committees (such as UTE, CENELEC, CEI and ASTM) CATU contributes to the development and the application of new technologies to make works and interventions in electrical installations always safer.

INNOVATION AND QUALITY, AN ENGINE FOR THE COMPANY

This continuous research for innovation is strengthened by a commitment in its quality assurance system certified ISO 9001 and in the respect of the environmental ISO 14001 standards.

ALWAYS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE TO ITS CUSTOMERS

Our constant actions to improve our offers of protection equipment and prevention against the electric risks are led in association with our users and our distributors' network in France and in the rest of the world. They guarantee our profound commitment and our obligations to all our customers.

 

CATU in Figures

In 2012  

Effectif  :  170 persons

Turnover* : 37,2 m€