Katanga

KatangaContact: Stephane Boving
Tel+49 79 73 82 08 712
Email[email protected]
Websitehttps://www.katanga.eu/

About

Katanga is developing or producing special and innovative cycles which offer extremely energy efficient, clean, healthy and exciting transport solutions. 

Founded in 2011 in the Czech Republic, Katanga has first been intermediating in the production of parts for some special bicycle brands. This activity has steadily grown and cumulated with the frame build and assembly of the Swedish 4-wheel cargo cycle Armadilloof Velove. 

Plans to create and build a complete new velomobile were postponed at the end of 2011, when the rights of the WAW were purchased from the Belgian company Fietser.be. Since then production of the WAW moved to Czech Republic, the product was redesigned and the production capacity increased. Today the WAW is with a total cumulated production of 500 pieces, a mature and very popular velomobile sold all over the world.

End of 2019 the Czech company PonyFour s.r.o. was created with the goal to produce and commercialize the PONY4, a fully suspended, comfortable and lightweight 4-wheel bicycle. This cycle has a big potential and Katanga is in charge of R&D and production. An extension of the actual production facility is planned for 2022.

Headquarters

Brno-Líšeň, Czech Republic. 

Activity Description

Our main activity is the production of the WAW velomobile. We build and sell all WAW`s since January 2012 and supply it with the help of local distributors or directly if no active distributor is present.

We work in partnership with a limited number of other velomobile and bicycle producers and participate in production and assembly of their bikes. Examples are the Armadilloof Velove and more recently the Pony4 bikes.

Katanga works also in partnership with a network of specialized production companies. This allows to reach much higher quality standards than if all parts would be produced in-house.

Our R&D efforts are directed towards a continuous improvement of the WAW, the Pony4 and towards the creation of innovating, special cycles which enlarge our offer. The next R&D project is the development of a bio-hybrid light on-road quad, sub-category L6e-A.

Number of Employees

Starting from a one-man company working from home, Katanga moved in 2016 to a modern building in Brno-Líšeňand is today animated by a team of 7 enthusiastic professionals.

Vision

Fewer polluting cars in favour of soft transportation. Katanga contributes to this by creating clean, lightweight vehicles, purely human powered or with electric assist.

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