Alex Vallings and Lyn Holland established C-Tech in 1997 from a shed in west Auckland. They originally began making carbon components for small yachts. C-Tech then grew to become the exclusive batten supplier to both Defender and Challenger in the 2003 America’s Cup, by 2007 all America’s cup teams were using C-Tech SailBattens, and we have since lead the market on battens and sail hardware. In 2010 C-Tech moved to a custom built, state of the art factory and we have continued to grow. While our roots remain firmly in the marine industry our race proven experience and composite manufacturing expertise have expanded into industrial, aerospace, film, aviation, sporting, automotive and other applications.
Over 25 years later, C-Tech has grown supported by a dynamic team, of directors, Alex Vallings, Lyn Holland, Chris Kitchen, and Riley Dean. 2023 marked a transformative chapter where, we extended our manufacturing to the European continent, realising yet another milestone in our journey of continual growth.
Guided by our profound sailing heritage and driven by the collective vision of our directors, we're committed to understanding our customers' unique needs. Our inventive team has created numerous custom high-quality carbon composite products supplying over 1000+ companies, all in line with our mission to 'Make cool things go fast'. As we embark on another chapter, our commitment to pushing boundaries and crafting innovations remains unwavering!