What do NASA, an expanding customer base in over 15 countries and cats all have in common? Catipilla, our luxury cat furniture business based in Wales.
We were founded by entrepreneur, former NASA engineer and business leader Andy Sutton and his son Joseph in 2016. And we’ve followed an impressive growth trajectory ever since. What’s more, we’ve overcome the significant challenges presented by Coronavirus. Establishing a new UK manufacturing partner and undertaking an exciting product re-design already in 2020.
Our partners & products
Listed at Pets at Home since 2018, with global partnerships including IAMS, Etsy, Google and Amazon, we are endorsed by the charity International Cat Care. After securing external investment from a Business Angel in 2019, we’ll be raising equity investment to fuel our growth plans with Crowdcube from September 2020.
Starting with Cat Climbers and Resting Points, the Catipilla range now extends to Scratchers and Accessories. And will soon include an innovative new cat Teepee.
Our founders (human & feline)
Our founder and CEO, Andy Sutton, said, “Catipilla products are made by cat lovers for cat lovers. It all started when our own cat, Smudge, couldn’t jump through the window. As an engineer, I am always looking for solutions to common household problems. So I built her a wooden ramp.
“Multiple visitors asked me to build a ramp for their cat. That’s when we realised that there are a lot of cats out there who need our help. Our mission is to satisfy a cat’s innate instincts to roam, climb and explore – while keeping our feline friends happy, healthy, stimulated and safe, in and around the home. We think they look stylish too, and our customers agree!”
All of our products are developed in partnership with vets, cat charities and feline experts to improve the health and wellbeing of cats. The entire Catipilla range is proudly designed, manufactured and assembled in the UK from 85% recycled materials. Delivering innovative engineering, high-quality production and beautiful design at an affordable price.