CNTIC was established in September 1952. In 1998, it became a wholly-owned subsidiary of China General Technology (Group) Holding Co., Ltd. directly managed by the central government. Headquartered in Beijing, the company has 9 domestic subsidiaries and 16 overseas institutions in 12 countries and regions including Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, North Africa and North America.

The company takes distributed energy and international capacity cooperation as its core business which covers import & export of major technical equipment and complete sets of equipment; domestic and overseas engineering contracting and project management, industrial investment, and cooperative development of resources; domestic and international trade, business technology consulting, investment & financing, etc. It has strong capabilities in international marketing, business integration, project management, investment, financing, and engineering design. Over the past 70 years, CNTIC has completed more than 7,500 major technical equipment import, international engineering contracting, complete equipment and technology export projects valued over 120 billion US dollars. These projects cover energy, transportation, communication, petrochemical, metallurgical, building materials, machinery, electronics and pharmaceutical industries, agriculture, and forestry.

In the various stages of China’s economic construction and development, CNTIC has been acting not only as the mainstay for the import of key technologies and equipments, but also an important service provider in the export of complete plants, international project contracting and project management. In the early period after the founding of the People’s Republic of China, CNTIC introduced the historically significant “156 Key Industrial Projects” laying a solid foundation for China’s modern industrial construction. Since China’s reform and opening-up to the outside world, CNTIC has undertaken a great number of power and energy, infrastructure construction, industrial construction and technological renovation projects in all economic sectors of the national economy, which greatly upgraded the nation’s technical level and improved the industrial structure.

In recent years, CNTIC has been speeding up its pace of transformation and upgrading by giving full play to its advantages of specialization and intensification as well as its brand advantage of technology trade; consolidating, expanding and innovating on the introduction of key technologies and complete plants. Meanwhile, by taking advantage of the sound reputation, extensive marketing networks and business channels that the company has been enjoying in the domestic and overseas markets, CNTIC has made tremendous achievements on the export of large complete plants and international project contracting, which has brought CNTIC onto the list of world largest 250 engineering contractors issued by American Engineering News Record (ENR).

Facing the future and under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Ear, the company will fully implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and its second, third, fourth and fifth plenary sessions, and strengthen the overall leadership of the Party. Dedicated to serving the national strategy and with the new development concept as its guide, CNTIC will adhere to high-quality development, focus on distributed energy and international capacity cooperation, drive its development by innovating on business model and capital model, push forward reforms with all its strength, and speed up the process of building itself into a "comprehensive solution provider", an international well-known enterprise with obvious competitiveness, outstanding professional ability, and strong market position.