Catrike was created in 2000 by Paulo Camasmie, a Brazilian Mechanical Engineer.
Paulo always dreamed of designing, engineering and manufacturing new quality products to improve people's lives. Catrike is the fruit of that vision. The desire and pursuit of building the best possible recumbent trike
The Catrike has received so far 6 awards for the Trike of the Year by the readers of Bent Rider Online. Catrike has also been elected in 2008 the Manufacturer of the Year under 100 employees by the Manufacturer Association of Central Florida, and in 2009 the Manufacturer of the Year under 125 employees by the Manufacturers Association of Florida.
Catrike focuses on product development, engineering and process design. The result are great products that look fantastic, work beautifully and flawlessly, require very low maintenance, are user friendly, and sure to provide many years of fun and pleasure at an affordable price. As a consequence of that, they are making over 2,300 trikes and bikes every year and growing steadily.
Their passion for design & engineering is reflected in their product, which speaks for itself. A good example is the breakthrough design of the Catrike Space Frame, fully triangulated and an impressive relation of strength, stiffness and weight, and its "magic carpet" like ride & handling.
Production is one of their main areas of strength. Catrike makes their frames in house in our facilities in Florida using a production system process they developed themselves. This system is based on lean manufacturing, but adapted and perfected to our needs. They focus on simplicity, reliability, flow and visual controls which makes them a benchmark in manufacturing. They have a great control over quality and an always expanding know how in product design based on the experience of actually making them. They call our system "Flow Manufacturing" or informally "The Cat way".
The future is bright for Catrike as they have several new exciting products in our R&D queue, and they have a wonderful team of people working in this company.
Try it for yourself at Bike Stop and experience the exhilarating feeling of riding a Catrike.