Commtel was founded in 1982 and became the UK’s largest supplier of telecoms accessories by the 1990’s supplying to British Telecom, B & Q, Homebase, Maplins, Dixons and many other well know companies.
The company expanded from its original headquarters in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire to a much larger fully integrated distribution and packaging facility in Corby, Northamptonshire.
During this period Commtel was granted the Millennium Products Award for product innovation by Prime Minister Tony Blair. The award was presented in recognition of an innovative range of telecom products that could be manufactured without PCB or solder.
In 2004 Commtel designed and produced a range of Digital TV antennas, which were awarded the UK Government’s Digital Tick.
As the company continued to expand, it focused more on new product development, building on the 20+ patented products it has designed to date.
The engineering and manufacturing facilities of the business are based in numerous countries across Asia, with the head office based in Shenzhen China.
Some of the new products Commtel Innovate has created include the world’s first and only fully ATC Certified locking HDMI cable, a range of locking mini display port cables and ground-breaking Easy fit coaxial connectors.
All locking HDMI and locking Display Port products are manufactured with patented locking mechanisms; specialist soldering techniques are utilised during production. All locking cables are designed for use with the latest High definition devices providing up to 10k Ultra HD pixel density.
Commtel Innovate has multiple manufacturing facilities across Asia and utilises the latest manufacturing processes, to meet and exceed the latest environmental and legislative requirements.
Using environmentally friendly packaging methods has always been at the forefront of Commtel’s ethos. By continually reducing the amount of plastic used in packaging, and choosing recycled card for all our boxes,Commtel Innovate further aims to reduce its plastic contribution by a further 50% By 2020.