In 1992, following an extended process of product development Nitzan Kimchi and Dror Tishler decided to establish KATA. In a very short period of time, KATA evolved from an R&D laboratory to a company that develops, manufactures and markets thousands of protective camera gear products to hundreds of clients becoming a leader in its field. Over time, KATA has recruited a large experienced and professional staff and this core group is the driving force behind KATAs progress. In 2005 KATA joined the VITEC Group and under its Imaging & Staging Division the company has expanded and flourished world wide working together with its sister companies; Manfrotto, Gitzo, Avenger and others. Today Kata is a well known and respected brand in the Video and Photo market, which is distributed in over one hundred countries around the world.