Haltech was started by Steve Mitchell with the backing of his father Bill Mitchell in 1986. The original intention was to develop diagnostic equipment for electronic fuel injection but a request by “Modern Motor” magazine to solve the 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.
Haltech then developed the world’s first real time PC programmable engine management system i.e. programmable with the engine running. Screwdriver adjustable engine management systems had been available before the first Haltech ECU. There were systems such as the English Zytek which were very good systems but expensive, and at that time not programmable in real time. The first system, the F2 was followed by the F3 model which was produced by the thousands and there are many of both models still running today.
Haltech has a staff of engineers that are continually developing new products as well as supporting and updating existing products. Haltech products are designed and manufactured in Australia with Haltech’s own PCB manufacturing facilities to ensure that the greatest care is taken with the assembly of our product.
The Haltech ECU was the first highly adjustable reasonably priced programmable engine management system available and it was the right product at the right time. It is now in use in many countries world wide and the market is still growing.