Kettler is the UK arm of the German-based Heinz Kettler GmbH & Co which began life in 1949. Although the company makes a large range of outdoor and fitness equipment (such as garden furniture and multi-gyms) it's the company's wheeled toys and garden play equipment that attracts most of our attention.
Kettler is undoubtedly most famous for their iconic Kettcars. Although the look of these go-karts has evolved over the years to appeal to new audiences, the basic design and focus remains the same. Any young boy or girl who once owned a Kettcar will vividly remember the speed they were able to go and the tactile braking system which is controlled by a small lever near the back tyres.
Younger children are now able to get in on the fun too – as Kettler makes several other kinds of wheeled toys that are designed specifically for toddlers. The three-wheel trikes come in a variety of funky colour-schemes - and the balance bikes provide a brilliant way for youngsters to learn the technique of cycling without getting too many grazed knees. For those with a bigger budget, Kettler produces an impressive selection of sturdy garden play equipment iincluding sandpits, slides and climbing frames.
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