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The story – a simple yet ingenious idea
A Humble Beginning
The story begins in the 1960s in Germany. Heinz Höfelmann, an active, sporty father, of two, wanted to be able to take his children with him on longer tours in the great outdoors, but he couldn’t find any suitable means of transporting them. Therefore, he designed and developed a new “vehicle” for his sons that was especially suited to walks over uneven terrain. He combined the advantages offered by a hand-drawn cart, a pushchair, and a child-carrier. But unlike a child-carrier, he didn’t want to have to carry his children on his back. From the hand-drawn cart, he borrowed the principle of pulling the vehicle by means of a handle, making it easier to negotiate obstacles. Unlike the traditional hand-drawn cart, however, he constructed his vehicle with just one axle which rendered it much more flexible and manoeuvrable. With his homemade “kiddie cart” Heinz enjoyed many tours together with his sons through woods and meadows. The original version of the YippieYo was born!
A Message From The Inventor
Heinz Höfelmann, Engineer and inventor of the forerunner of today’s Crossbuggy.
“Back then, with the first little kiddie cart, we embarked on unforgettable rambles through meadows and forests with our two children – which is why I am all the more delighted that my idea continues to live on in the form of this new Cross buggy. I am confident that parents of young children will enjoy just as much freedom and fun with the new Crossbuggy as our family did all those years ago.”
To The Modern Era
Everyone enjoys being outside in the great outdoors. Many parents would really love to embark on long walks and rambles and burn off energy, but little children get tired quickly. In order to cater to these differing needs, we picked up on the idea of the “kiddie cart” and, with the help of a renowned German design and construction firm, we remodeled it. What we have created is a totally new category of outdoor buggy – the YippieYo “Crossbuggy” – an all-terrain buggy suitable for off-road environments and everyday use, all in keeping with highest safety standards.