Katanga has been founded with the intention of creating a healthy business related to velomobile production in which it is pleasant to work.
Our main activity today is the WAW. We build and sell all WAWs since January 2012, when the production was transferred from Belgium. Production speed increased to one WAW per week. We supply the WAW preferably with the help of local distributors and can deliver directly if there is no active distributor in your region.
Our second important activity is the intermediation of production of velomobile parts for other velomobile brands. From laminated composite parts till metal or textile parts.
Under the name velomobil.cz we sell and service several velomobile brands for the local market.
Katanga focuses on B2B. We supply our products and services preferably to local distributors or other velomobile producers.
Passion for velomobiles
Creating velomobiles is our passion and you can see it in the product quality.
Background in engineering
We have strong background in engineering and company management.
We are based in Czech republic, which is a great strategic location.
We speak Dutch, French, English, Czech and a bit German and Spanish.
Founded in 2011, Katanga has first been intermediating in the production of parts for some velomobile brands, an activity that is still growing today. It concerns mainly metal parts and composite parts.
Plans to create and build a completely new velomobile were postponed at the end of 2011, when in agreement with the Belgian company Fietser.be, production rights of the WAW were overtaken and commercial rights were divided between Fietser.be and Katanga.
Since then, production of the WAW was moved from Belgium to Czech Republic, production capacity was increased and the WAW was improved on several points. Today we can state that the cooperation with Fietser.be in particular but also with all already existing distributors is a success and that it offers a promising future for the WAW.
On short term we wish, in parallel with the continuous progress in product development and production optimization, to stimulate the creation of a commercial network of distributors. We strongly believe that sales point per region, where several velomobile brands can be tested and maintained, is needed for a sustained growth in the velomobile market and for better customer service.
Till we find a better distributor, Katanga fulfils the role of velomobile distributor for the Czech Republic under the commercial name velomobil.cz.