Sixteen years prior to the series' events, after Makino managed to absorb Planet Takion, Jim McGrath and N'Baro Aksteel X377 went to Earth and warned three persons about Makino's iminent attack. Alongside with Forge Ferrus, Miles Dread and Molly McGrath, they created N-Tek. They created many projects to stop Makino and his Ultralinks, between them Morphos, a monster that was cancelled due to its immense power, and the Turbo Star, which they opted to use, and other unknown projects that weren't specified.
During an undetermined amount of time, probably months after Jim went to Earth, N-Tek prapared themselves from Makino's first invasion on Earth. A large amount of Ultralinks were sent, which N-Tek didn't predicted, therefore they were losing the battle, until they released their secret weapon: Jim and Steel, which defeated the Ultralinks with ease and saved the day.
After the invasion, N-Tek opted to use the Turbo Star. During the test, Dread used a device that he had built days before the test, so he would be capable of harnessing Jim's T.U.R.B.O. Energy for his own gain. However, things went horribly wrong: besides nearly killing Jim, he deactivated Steel for sixteen years and the device got stuck on his chest. Jim was sent to the space and was found by Makino and his Alphalink. N-Tek misleaded that Jim and Dread were gone, so they made a homage to Jim, making a hologram and putting Steel under it. Molly also resignated herself to take care of her son, Maxwell McGrath, who eventually world the new Max Steel in the future after bonding with Steel and Forge became N-Tek's commander.
When Max and Molly moved to Copper Canyon, Max started to the generate T.U.R.B.O. Energy at the age of sixteen. He was taken to N-Tek after he overloaded and blew up an abandoned building. At N-Tek, Max discovers the truth about his uncle and there he is linked with Steel, who helps him controlling his energy.
2 years later
Two years after the incident, N-Tek was still active after Jim's return. One day, suddenly, a man named Mortum appeared and managed to destroy the Daedelus Platform, capturing every agent in the ship before it blew up. He later revealed the exact location of the secret bases of N-Tek located on Copper Canyon and convinced the villains to make a deal with him. The villains would find the Connect-Tek and in exchange, Mortum would give N-Tek's secrets.
- Maxwell McGrath
- Jim McGrath
- Molly McGrath
- Rayne Martinez
- Alejandro Villar
- Commander Forge Ferrus
- Roberto Martinez
- Katherine Ryan
- Jefferson Smith
- Furbo and his Furbo's clones
- Commander Parker (commander of N-Tek's submarine base)
- Though that N-Tek had a very important role throughout the series, none of the agents appeared in the movie Max Steel: Maximum Morphos, with the exception of Jim, Molly, Max and Steel.
- It is still unknown what the "N" on N-Tek stands for.