An idea takes shape
Although the idea and the need for a company specialising in customizing tracking equipment for wildlife research had been developing since the early 2000s, CATS was founded in 2012 and is still one of the ‘younger’ companies in this field. Its focus is broad, yet clear and ultimately lies in applied science for conservation. The quality of the service CATS provides is based on decades of experience in the field of animal tracking around the globe. The strength of the company lies in the ability to tune its services & products exactly to the demands of the individual project of the customers, whether it is in research, conservation or industry.
CATS was founded by Peter and Niko, who both grew up in the same little town in the Alps and have known each other for many years. Peter is known for his analytical skills. He has been working world-wide on many projects, especially in the field of telemetry and experimental setup. He enjoys thinking out-of-the-box and, like Niko, is an avid animal conservationist. Niko combines innovative thinking, practical skills and scientific passion. Before co-establishing CATS he has been working across the globe with numerous scientists on a large variety of different animals. They complement each other perfectly, making them a team that welcomes any kind of scientific challenge when it comes to animal tracking.
It is the synthesis of sound technological understanding, scientific rigor coupled with great interest and fascination in animals, their behaviour and interaction with the environment, which has been driving the progress of CATS and made them to one of the leading companies in this field.