WHY TORP?

The story behind our company`s name

Written by T-admin

August 11, 2019

Torpedo factory and Torp electric bike

Let us tell you a fascinating story behind our company`s name.

TORP was founded in 2016 in the Croatian coastal town of Rijeka. The port-city is know for its industrial heritage, from one of the biggest paper factory of its time, to soap factory to the world-famous Torpedo. And Torpedo was an inspiration for the name of our company and our products.

Torpedo Factory was founded in 1853 under a name of Fonderia Metalli and was first a factory making anchors. In 1860s the company owner Robert Whitehead comes on an idea of the “explosive fish that moves like a tuna underneath the water” and the torpedo missiles were born. The new invention put Rijeka on the world map, starting an industrial revolution in the region.
Due to the new invention, a number of technical innovations have been introduced at the torpedo factory, and many new instruments have been invented and tested for the first time. No less amazing is the realization that early acoustic and aerodynamic research was carried out at the Whitehead Torpedo Factory in Rijeka and that a sound wall breakthrough has been proven here!

Torpedo factory in Rijeka old photograph
Torpedo missile

At Torp we strive to innovation and implementation of new, revolutionary ideas into our products and we hope that the name we “borrowed” from the giant of the past will help us into the bright future.

Our company has its offices in the former Torpedo factory building where almost 150 ago the incredible story of torpedo begun. At Torp, as Torpedo Factory before, we strive to innovation and implementation of new, revolutionary ideas into our products and we hope that the name we “borrowed” from the giant of the past will help us into the bright future.

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