GTC develops and manufactures easy-to-use, affordable,
and effective tools for vehicle repair and maintenance.
How We StartedGeneral Technologies Corp. is a Canadian company, and was incorporated in the province of British Columbia on August 16th, 1988. Its first two products were cordless circuit testers, models CT8002 and CT8007. These two products quickly became established in the marketplace, and for the next three years the company worked on expanding its distribution network throughout Canada, United States, Europe and Asia, under the brand name Sheffield Research, which was acquired by General Technologies Corp. in the late 80’s.
Early Products that Defined GTC
In 1992, General Technologies Corp., introduced the first handheld wireless digital instrument capable of measuring secondary ignition voltages in spark plug wires, the Smartach+, model TA100 which also had the capability of measuring engine RPM without connections to the ignition system in engines with 1 to 12 cylinders and 2 or 4 strokes.
In 1993, following the success of the TA100 Smartach+, General Technologies Corp. introduced the TD101, with the same capabilities as the TA100 but also able to measure RPM in Diesel engines.