Innovation, Support and Cutting Edge Technology
Haltech has been at the cutting edge of engine management technology since it first opened its doors in 1986. Today, Haltech ECUs are sold in over 50 countries around the world. They are the driving force behind many record-setting race vehicles. Haltech branches in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and United States ensure the products are processed, delivered and supported in every corner of the globe.
The company is credited as being the first in the world to develop real time engine management calibration. Haltech is actively involved with many popular car culture shows like Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws and Mighty Car Mods as well as numerous racing and motorsport events like the NMCA/NMRA, SEMA, PRI, World Cup Finals, Drag Challenge, World Time Attack Challenge and Summernats just to name a few.
The Haltech brand is recognised globally as the leader in its field, renowned for its cutting edge technology and customer support.
“Looking back, a lot has changed since Haltech’s humble beginnings in a Sydney shed over thirty years ago” says Haltech CEO, Mark Bevan. “New technologies have changed the way we
drive and race our cars. To take advantage of the advances in computer hardware and software our company also had to evolve.”
Like all successful companies, Haltech has adapted to stay abreast of the emerging technologies and address changing expectations from tuners, racers and enthusiasts alike. There are however, things that haven’t and will never change – and those are Haltech’s
commitment to quality, innovation and the dedication and passion of the Haltech team.
These qualities have been Haltech’s trademark since the beginning and are the main reason why thousands of people around the world choose Haltech for their engine management every year.
It’s hard to believe more than three decades have passed since Steve Mitchell, with the backing of his father Bill, started Haltech, back in 1986.
Mid 1980s was an interesting time for the automotive industry with the advent of electronic fuel injection changing the way enthusiasts and racers built and tuned their cars. Steve’s original intention was to develop diagnostic equipment for electronic fuel injection but a request by Modern Motor magazine to solve a problem of supplying fuel to a supercharged Ford project car led to the development of a supplementary fuel injection computer.
This was followed by a turbo timer, and within a short period of time Haltech had developed the world’s first real time (programmable with the engine running) PC-programmable engine management system. While screwdriver adjustable engine management systems had already been available and systems such as the (very expensive) English Zytek provided similar features, they were not programmable in real time.
Haltech’s first system, the F2 was soon followed by the F3 model which was produced by the thousands and, in a true testimony to the original design, many are still running today. The F7 model was produced with motorcycles and rotaries in mind, it was very quickly adopted by the V8 community who truly made it their own, proudly and loudly praising its performance and ease of use. The F7 was followed by a series of fuel only computers: F7A, F7B, F7C, F9, F9A to the F10.
The E5 fuel injection computer led to the development of the E6, E6A and E6S fuel injection/ignition timing computers that formed the basis for the very successful E6K computer. The E6 series spawned a whole new era of engine management where fuel and ignition was controlled along with idle speed and a number of ancillary devices.
Launched in 2009, the Platinum Series of ECUs marked a significant leap forward for Haltech with the brand expanding internationally making inroads in the highly competitive North American market. Platinum series proved extremely popular with many high-profile race teams successfully using them to set world records in their respective fields.
2014 marked another milestone with the release of the current Elite series. The Elite is by far the most advanced engine management system developed by Haltech and its international success is a testimony to the company’s philosophy of continuous improvement and pursuit of excellence.
In 2019 Haltech has achieved another milestone by releasing its own, in-house designed and manufactured digital display dash.