The Praga brand was established in 1907, and is one of the oldest car manufacturers in the Czech Republic. Before World War II, it was the largest manufacturer of automobiles, and afterwards, due to the damage done to the factory, it unfortunately had to cease production. It then began building back up, specializing in the production of spare parts for automobiles.
In the period from 1996 until 2003, Praga produced motocross and Enduro motorbikes. While the two-stroke PRAGA ED 250 were successful commercially and in racing, especially in the US, the four-stroke ED 430 and ED 610 were successful in the European Enduro Championship.
Finally, under the direction of Petr Ptáček, Praga has moved into karting, establishing its own brand of racing karts with IPKarting. Praga owner Petr Ptacek has a long history and passion for karting and racing. It was his vision to bring the Praga brand into karting, and Praga has quickly become one of the most well-known brands worldwide. Praga karts are produced with the highest standards of quality and excellence, and they employ some of the most experienced professionals in the field, making for a winning combination that dominates both on and off the track.
IPKarting is the leading company dedicated to the design, manufacturing and distribution of the Praga Kart brand. Customer satisfaction the primary goal of IPKarting, supported by complete transparency, clear price strategy and production of high quality go-karts. This happens using ultimate technologies and the latest developments experienced during go-kart races.
IPKarting headquarters and production is located in Salizzole, northern Italy. In order to be always one step ahead of the field, IPKarting is following in Japanese the “KAIZEN” philosophy, which means “continuous improvement”.
The company is always evolving, using principles for material management and SAP, the latest version of information system. IPKarting is continuously investing in the field of the latest production technologies and developmental staff training with courses and educational programs.