KATRAN research and production company
was founded in 1991 to develop and produce suits, accessories, and
equipment for use in professional underwater work, spearfishing,
and all divings. Amongst otherwise, the challenge stated 12 years
ago, i.e. manufacturing diving suits as a principal product in an
internationally recognised class, is still a priority in the company’s
activities. Here are only several landmarks in the success story
related to the quality management as a vigorous aspect in the continuous
progress of KATRAN enterprise.
1996. Diving suits with KATRAN® trademark
were chosen prizes for winners of the World’s Underwater Image Festival
held in Antibes (France) since 1973.
1997. The first diving suits with KATRAN®
logo were contractually delivered to France.
1999. Wet- and drysuits, totally 7 samples,
manufactured by KATRAN enterprise, were decreed subject to regular
supplies to the Ukrainian Navy. The same year KATRAN®-made diving
suits were put to all-round tests in the Arctic and Antarctic, to
finish an absolute success.
2001. The comprehensive quality management
system under ISO 9000 was launched to be being implemented.
2003. KATRAN company appeared to win an
international tender to supply as many as several DESSAULT–branded
suits to Western Europe.
Today the company’s products (nearly
20 diving suits alone) have proved hot in demand nationally and
internationally. Amongst the clients are:
- search and rescue, emergency and sub-engineering
- petroleum producers
- branded net shops and dive clubs in Ukraine,
Russia, Belarus, and Western Europe
- hundreds of divers and spearfishers from
near and far parts of the CIS
- international diving and underwater art
personalities, such as Daniel Mercier, Andre Laban, Christian Petron,
Pascal Lecocq and Ukrainian and Russian music and TV stars.
It is of special pleasure to have as steady
clients the national defence and other state agencies, such as the
Ministry of Defence, Ministry for Emergency Situations, Security
Service of Ukraine. This became a reality due to the fact that KATRAN
enterprise manufactures diving suits and accessories in compliance
with Ukrainian, Russian, including military, and international standards,
supplied for national security needs, flotation devices meeting
SOLAS-74/96 (the International Convention for the Protection of
Human Lives on the Sea) requirements and certified by the Russian
Sea Navigation Registry.
Amongst the state-of-the-art products
of KATRAN company are:
- professional flotation, rescue, and protection
devices (life jackets, immersion and protection suits, pro-diver’s
- dry-, semidry, and wetsuits for pro-divers,
technodivers, free-divers, amateurs, and spearfishers
- wide range of accessories for sub-activities
(gloves, socks, boots, T-shirts and otherwise underwear and gear)
- KATRAN®-branded diving equipment
KATRAN® is the recognised pacesetter of
diving industry in Ukraine. However, this name makes all the difference
in international diving, too. It is warm and profound relationships
that the company has been enhancing with industry associations and
sports federations all over the world. Constant awards from KATRAN®
become at the Antibes World’s Underwater Image Festival, whose President
Daniel Mercier is a good friend and colleague. Besides, KATRAN®
company is an established and repeatedly distinguished participant
of numerous prestigious diving shows in Ukraine, Russia, France,
and Germany. Personifying its title, KATRAN® spearfishers’ team
aspires to its sporting feats at international arena.
The close ties with world’s top materials
and components vendors from Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan,
and Taiwan and the continuous benchmarking — together ensure the
corporate marketing policy to be modern and multilaterally beneficial.
The technological improvements, now underway within the ISO 9000
standards implementation, should in future provide international
diving market with revolutionary and pleasing new products regularly.
The future is the day already. Today the
time-proved along with new suits, accessories, and equipment secure
trust and love of spearfishers, professional and amateur divers,
as the KATRAN®-made products are reliable, top-quality performed,
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