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CT Automotive designs, develops and manufactures automotive interior finishes and complex kinematic assemblies for the most well-known automotive brands on the planet.

These critical components are managed through an intricate global network of reactive supply chains to arrive JIT (Just in Time) at their respective OEM manufacturing plants.

About Us
A brief history...
A brief history…

CT Automotive was created at the turn of the millennium, the initial target was to create a business capable of offering short lead times and low-cost automotive tooling manufactured to the highest possible standards. In 2006, we moved into our Shenzhen assembly plant.

Our Shenzhen assembly plant proved to be such an effective model it was replicated in various other locations around the world. This enabled CT Automotive to manufacture and deliver high-quality automotive products to more countries in a shorter timescale. As well as opening assembly plants, we have also opened a Design, Technology & Test Validation Centre. At this facility, each individual is fully committed to developing and enhancing new products for our product lines.

Thanks to the unyielding ambition of our people, CT Automotive is continuing to enjoy enormous success all over the world. A unique and recognisable company culture is present across each of our sites to maximise morale, motivation and subsequently productivity, output and quality. With a talented management team and a motivated workforce, we are dedicated to offering the best products and parts for companies in the automotive industry, all the while ensuring our customer service levels remain consistently high. We also have plans to diversify further in the coming years, which will allow more companies to receive high-quality fast-track tooling solutions.

We have come a long way since building our very first tool room back in 2005. CT Automotive is now one of the leading names in the industry and our plan is to keep growing further through the implementation of innovative ideas. The bigger we become, the more businesses can have ready access to the greatest automotive products. We already have sites in the United Kingdom, The United States, Japan, Turkey, Germany, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Mexico and Brazil, and we will continue to look for new business locations to ensure global production and supply remains cost-effective and appropriate to demand.


Our History
CT Automotive founded as Chinatool Projects UK Ltd, to supply European clients quick lead time, low cost, injection moulding tools from China.
Decision to specialise in interior injection plastic components developing tooling packages.
CT Shenzhen opens with a focus on design, manufacture and testing of both tooling & fixtures.
Developed first serial production line of air registers
Expanded Shenzhen plant to manufacture armrests and gear
CT North America established to serve GM, Marelli and localized JIT supply.
CT UK established to support JIT manufacturing, assembly and supply in CKEU, Magna and JLR.
CT Turkey opens in order to supply JIT production to Faurecia / Ford platforms
CT Ganzhou opens to support increased volumes
Designated as an approved supplier to VW/Audi Group Awarded Faurecia Platinum Supplier of the Year award Awarded GM 2014 Best Supplier (repeat award in 2015)
Second plant opens in Ganzhou, Chrome plant opens in Shenzhen & CT Japan office opens
CT featured in Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 (repeated 2019 & 2020 lists)
Awarded Ford Q1 Status for CT China facilities
CT India opens a design office in Pune CT Czech operation opens
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