About C-Tech

You bring the vision.
We’ll give it form.

We believe the little things make a big difference, which is why we are committed to delivering excellence by partnering in your success. Our ethos moves us to think beyond design and mobility to create carbon fiber products that lie in the realm of innovation, technology and creativity. Discover how our feather-light, granite-strong carbon fiber solutions can elevate your business or project.

Trusted by 1000+ companies around the world to supply premium carbon fiber solutions.

Our Story

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!

Quality and service that redefines what it means to be a global manufacturer and supplier

Fuelling our customers' success is how we build strong relationships and is key to partnerships that continue long after the first order. We work tirelessly to make remarkable carbon fiber products and solutions with the best materials. Our technical experts find ways to optimise performance, reduce costs and deliver the best results for your business.

Exceptional service

Unmatched quality

Fast turn around times

Custom design flexibility

See why ambitious businesses around the world partner with C-Tech


The team came up with tapered hollow booms that fitted our brief perfectly, and we’ve now been using their manufacturing services for a number of years. The quality and service provided by C-Tech’s engineering staff are always of a high standard, and they are a great team to work with

Tony van Tiel
Oceania Aviation

"We are a customer of C-Tech battens on Kaizen and had heard about some of their Americas Cup work, so when we came to build a new keel we put C-Tech on the list to approach. Coming from our One Design Sailing background we know that C-Tech deliver both quality and precision and as passionate sailors themselves, you are going to get ideas and contribution to a better end product."

Andy Robertson
Kaizen Owner

"C-tech have really stepped our programme up another level this year, contributing greatly to getting our car down 20kg on last season! Their carbon is second to none in terms of both looks and strength! It has held up flawlessly to a lot of abuse while running on tracks with both rocks and large clumps of dirt. The perfect option to step up your race programme next season!"

Ryan Barry
Ryan Barry Racing

Industries we service

From olympic dinghies to leading aerospace components, our carbon fabrication experts can support virtually any performance-lead carbon fibre project.

We're as versatile as our carbon composites

We've partnered with a wide range of companies from consumer goods to sporting and industrial manufacturing. The lightweight, robust and resilient characteristics of C-Tech composite tubeware make it ideal for numerous applications.

Medical (X-Ray, radiation detectors)

Optical (camera booms, telescopes)

Aeronautical (UAV, hang-gliders)

Military forces

Musical (instruments, tone arms)

Sporting (archery, automotive, sailing)

Industrial (rollers, robot arms)

Defence forces

End-to-end carbon fiber solution providers

Learn more about our capabilities

C-Tech produces a diverse range of high quality parallel and tapered tubing for a wide spectrum of industries. The composite materials, which include pre-impregnated carbon fibre, glass fibre and carbon/glass mixes, share the common benefits of strength, lightness, stiffness, resilience and chemical and corrosion resistance.

Most of our composite tubeware involves relatively short manufacturing runs for specialised applications. In many situations, C-Tech’s problem-solving capabilities and close customer interaction prove invaluable.In-house CNC machining capability allows C-Tech to supply moulds and machined metal parts that can be assembled with composite tubes to provide a complete product solution.

C-Tech also has a 15m long Autoclave which can be used to produce complex moulded parts and high quality surface finishes. Autoclave Technical Specifications.

Max. internal length: 15.3m

Data Logging: Yes

Max. Pressure: 7 bar

Max. internal diameter: 1.44m

Max. temperature: 150°C


Price will depend on laminate thickness and carbon fiber modulus or fiber type required. For more price information please enquire to find a product that suits your specifications.

Global Shipping & Delivery

C-Tech tube can be delivered worldwide, using Airfreight, Seafreight and Courier (DHL / FedEx; suitable for lengths under 3 metres). We offer excellent lead times and competitive prices on shipments to Australia.

Orders and Payment

Complete the Order/Enquiry form to receive a quote by email. Quotes can also be provided by phone. Paying is easy with pro-forma invoices which can be paid by credit card (Visa/MasterCard - download PDF form and complete CC details), by bank transfer, or by internet payment to a local bank (service available in some countries).


The Standard terms for delivery of C-Tech Carbon fiber tube internationally are:

  • F.O.B (Free On Board) i.e. delivery to a freight carrier at Auckland International Airport (TNT, UPS or other Airfreight carrier)
  • DDU (Delivery, Duties/Sales Tax Unpaid) i.e. standard DHL / FedEx terms

Latest News

A Summer at C-Tech

This summer, we were fortunate to welcome back two returning interns from last summer, Alex and Lochy, along with the addition of two new engineering students from the University of Auckland – Irina and Jack. Each intern, both returning and new, brought their unique skills and passions to C-Tech, creating a dynamic work environment.

C-Tech Goes Global: European Factory Opening

C-Tech, a distinguished New Zealand-based carbon fibre manufacturing company, is proud to announce a new European manufacturing facility. Situated in Cabanes, Valencia, it’s strategically positioned to meet the growing demand for battens and carbon fibre tubes.

Ascending Beyond Limits!

UC Aerospace's remarkable performance at the 2023 Spaceport America Cup underscores the potential of advanced carbon technology, fortified by our strategic partnership.

Podium Lockout in the 2023 Rolex Fastnet Race

The 2023 Rolex Fastnet offshore sailing race left spectators and participants alike in awe with its thrilling battles and extraordinary displays of skill and determination. With more than 450 boats competing in the 50th anniversary of the race and completing the grueling 700 nautical mile route, the event became a true test for the sailors!

Forging Innovation for Catalyst Chaseboats

C-Tech Ltd has teamed up with Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders Ltd to create some seriously impressive instrument masts for the incredible Catalyst Chaseboats. These state of the art chase boats have been commissioned by two Americas Cup teams.

Mastering the Moth

In the dynamic world of Moth sailing, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. Over the past two years, C-Tech has introduced its groundbreaking 05 Range of Moth Masts, setting new standards for performance and elevating the overall sailing experience for male and female sailors in this ever-evolving class.

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