CTDI Europe: Milestones in the Company's History
On July 1, 2020, CTDI Europe celebrates its 20th anniversary and proudly looks back on a successful company history. Over the last 20 years, CTDI Europe's customer base has grown tremendously and numerous new services and technologies have been developed. Moreover, not only has the number of locations in many different countries grown, but also the number of employees at CTDI Europe has almost quadrupled in two decades.
In addition to new business areas in the communications sector, more and more locations have been added over the years: 2015 in Italy (Rome); 2016 in France (Chartres near Paris through the acquisition of a Cisco Systems site) and 2017 in Germany (Alsdorf). In 2017, CTDI Europe expanded its service portfolio through a corporate acquisition. In 2019, CTDI has more than 4,000 employees working at 21 locations in 14 European countries.
All over the world we celebrated 40 years of CTDI US and 15 years of CTDI Europe
The customer base in Europe expanded rapidly, and additional locations were gradually added: 2003 in Hungary (Budapest); 2009 in Italy (Milan) and Spain (Madrid); 2012 in France (Strasbourg) and 2013 in Romania (Bucharest). By 2014, there were already 8 locations in seven countries with a total of over 1,500 employees. At the beginning, the company's portfolio only included the fixed network sector/wireline sector (logistics and repairs), but CTDI Europe gradually opened up new business areas and rapidly expanded its services. With the development of its own test systems for electronic devices and systems, the company also built up an outstanding core competence.
In 2000, the history of CTDI Europe began with two locations in Germany and one in UK. Today, the company is the leading service provider for the communications industry in Europe. European headquarters is in Malsch near Karlsruhe.
More than 45 years ago, the success story of CTDI started in the family garage of the Parsons family. It was there that Don Parsons, better known as Mr. P, together with his sons Jerry and Richard, established the first repair shop on 17 March 1975. Today, CTDI is the largest multi-vendor repair and logistics provider in the communications industry worldwide.