History of surge protective devices and the SALTEK company

SALTEK can now look back on 25 years of a successful history of development, expertise, manufacture and sales of surge protective devices into the whole world. From the first BFG at the start to more than 600 types of SPDs for use in various application areas of everyday life.  From one single employee to a team of nearly 200 outstanding experts. From a production area of only a few square meters to a modern facility of 5 000 m2. And we are fully dedicated to transforming the successful history into excellent future opportunities. Our priority is to develop actively the expertise and business at the area of surge protection devices, based on defined long-term objectives, with the involvement of our whole team.    

  • 1995 - We enter the world of surge protection. Mr. Jaromír Suchý is founding the company SALTEK s.r.o.  The new SPD with the name BFG is created at SALTEK.
  • 1997 - We start a long-term production and development cooperation with ABB. Result: type 3 SPDs integrated into sockets and made in various design series. 
  • 1999 - A new generation of SPDs type 2 is brought onto the market – the SLP series with removable modules.
  • 2004 - The product series FLP MAXI is presented to the world! A brand-new technology combining varistors and surge protectors into a new SPD of 1+2 type.
  • 2006 - Start of a cooperation in the production and development with Schneider Electric. Result: SPD type 1+2.
  • 2007 - We establish the company SALTEK Slovakia s.r.o. with the aim to promote SPDs´ sales in Slovakia.
  • 2008 - Innovation of the successful FLP MAXI series of SPDs type 1+2 in form of a new generation of products with removable modules, bringing these to the markets in Europe, Asia and Africa.
  • 2011 - Installation of a robotic controlled final inspection stage of SPDs for the purpose of ensuring 100% quality. 
  • 2014 - Obtaining the Red Dot Design prize for the design concept of our comprehensive series of surge arresters and SPDs.
  • 2015 - We are about to start selling a completely new generation of SPDs with removable modules intended for signal lines. 
  • 2018 - We extend our product range with a new and perspective group of products – the voltage limiters for electrical railway systems.
  • 2020 - We erect a new production and warehouse facility for the purpose of making the production and logistic processes more efficient and improving the working environment.