About Us

About us

As part of Emerson, Control Techniques is a leading manufacturer of motor control and power conversion technology for commercial and industrial applications. Our innovative products are used in the most demanding applications requiring performance, reliability and energy efficiency.

Control Techniques has approximately 1,687 employees in 55 locations worldwide.

Our History

Created in 1973 under the name of KTK the company launched its first range of DC thyristor drives designed for industry applications.

In 1985 KTK became Control Techniques, within this first year, Commander AC Digital Drive and Mentor, the world’s first Digital DC Drive were successfully launched. From this point onwards Control Techniques global presence and product range grew, with the introduction in 1992 of a complete range of products for factory automation and the launch of Unidrive in 1995, the world’s first universal AC Drive. 

In 1995 Control Techniques became part of Emerson Electric Co. at this point in time Control Techniques had established 45 Drive Centers around the world. Heavy investment in research and development became the company’s focus and it is this dedication to design and innovation still remains the case today.

With worldwide manufacturing and engineering and design facilities, Control Techniques are focused on creating innovative AC, DC and servo drive solutions for use in industrial equipment and manufacturing process and high efficiency power conversion systems for renewable energy applications.