CITEL’s surge protectors are available in over 60 CAD formats for all engineers and designers on the TraceParts platform

07-12-2021 Helena Tomic

Saint-Romain; December 7, 2021 – CITEL, a leading designer and manufacturer of surge protectors, has chosen the TraceParts platform to provide all engineers and designers of industrial machinery and equipment with access to the 3D models of its products. Users of the www.traceparts.com website can select the right CITEL product according to their needs for shielding their electrical installations against transient surges, and subsequently download the native 3D models directly into their computer-aided design projects (CAD).

CITEL’s surge protectors have been installed in several countries to protect electrical equipment in data centers, radio communication equipment, security systems, manufacturing facilities, energy storage systems, wind turbines and photovoltaic systems. Hundreds of products are already available in CITEL’s 3D catalog, and other surge protection categories will soon be added.

Our customers needed 3D models of our products, so that they could easily import them directly into their CAD projects. They also wanted us to supply the models in multiple native CAD formats, and thanks to the TraceParts technology, we’ve ticked all their boxes. The TraceParts teams were really responsive when we were creating our 3D catalog, especially when it came to improving how we presented our products on their platform, and they lent their support when launching the marketing process for our catalog,”

explains Eddy Godefroy, Product Manager at CITEL.



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CITEL is an industry leader and there’s a good reason why. For more than 80 years, CITEL has been constantly pushing the boundaries to deliver new products and new high value-added services, such as the decision to provide free access to the 2D and 3D CAD models of its surge protectors. We’re delighted to count CITEL among our 800 customers spanning every sector of industry around the world. Like many of our customers, CITEL has clearly understood just how mission-critical it is to ramp up the process of creating a digitally enabled customer experience, and the teams at TraceParts are fully mobilized to help them achieve their goals,”

explains Gabriel Guigue, Managing Director of TraceParts.


Since 1937, CITEL has been protecting installations around the world from transient overvoltages that result from lightning strikes. Every year, CITEL designs, manufactures and sells several million surge protectors through its in-depth knowledge of standards and regulations, and its constant investments in R&D.

From standard products through to bespoke devices, CITEL offers an extensive and end-to-end range of products covering all its customers’ needs. This ambition guides our everyday actions. It is geared towards every market and every field of application (low-voltage installations, radio and telecommunications, photovoltaic systems, LED lighting, etc.).

To find out more about CITEL surge protectors, visit www.citel.fr/en.


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