UK Scale-Up Climbs To New Heights In Growing Global Pet Market

What do NASA, an expanding customer base in over 15 countries and cats all have in common? Catipilla, a high-qiuality cat furniture business based in Wales.

We were founded by entrepreneur, former NASA engineer and business leader Andy Sutton, and his son Joseph in 2018. 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 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 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.

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Our Core Values

Why Catipilla? Every product and idea we have is built around these core values.

Cat health and well-being.
Cats deserve the best. They deserve to be active, to be entertained, to stretch, to climb and to rest. To play out all of their natural instincts where they feel safest – at home. Our range has been designed to cater for these instincts and provide the most enjoyment possible.

High-quality, space-saving additions to your home.
Every unit we design is built to last. We want you to have the confidence that our products will stand the test of time. We also want to ensure that cats feel secure on our units and have the freedom to roam wherever they please.

Sustainable products that last a lifetime.
All of our Catipilla products are made from 85% recycled material and we actively work to reduce our energy footprint by sourcing materials close to home.

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