About Wany S.A.

Following cooperative research efforts by Wany S.A. founders dating back to 1994, the company was created in 2000 with the goal of providing technologies to promote the widespread adoption of robotics in consumer goods. Today, Wany offers an extensive line of technology solutions to brand name electronics manufacturers, OEMs, and ODMs in diverse markets such as education, research, robotics, entertainment, home appliances, and PC peripherals.

Wany solutions represent a low-risk and cost effective way for manufacturers to deliver innovative products quickly. Recognized internationally for its innovations, and with a growing portfolio of industry-leading partners, Wany meets the needs of manufacturers by providing hardware design and/or embedded software solutions that respect the system and cost constraints required for mass-production.

With strong connections to leading R & D and educational institutions, as well as a leading role in several international research projects and consortiums, Wany engineers are constantly growing the pool of solutions available to clients. With its robotics business unit, Wany Robotics, the company’s success in the high-growth consumer robotics market has helped transform the company from an ambitious startup to an international leader in its field, and now the company is also highly active with a huge success in the Toys market and in the Engineering Services market.


Founded in 2000 by robotics experts Erwann Lavarec, Laurent Tremel, Emmanuel Mateo, and François Pierrot, Wany Robotics is the fruit of over 6 years of design research, teamwork, and development efforts. First, the company started in the robotic area with its Pekee™ line of products and its technologies for applications using mobile robots, The company then developed in parallel a fruitful branch of activities in the toys market and opened and developed in the same time the engineering services branch with a large range of services in the industrial area. Prior to opening the doors at Wany, Erwann and Laurent worked together to build the foundation of key technologies and implementations to serve as a framework for future projects. Their early work focused on creating the technologies for producing modular and autonomous robots.

After their spin-off from the LIRMM (Montpellier Laboratory of Robotics, Computer Science, and Micro-electronics), Wany's founders concentrated on building a team of qualified roboticists, engineers, and mechatricians, creating the current product line-up and embedded robotic technologies, and filing the necessary patents to pursue Wany's licensing services and distribution channel.

Their efforts were acknowledged when, two years in a row, the Wany team won the prestigious Creation of Technologically Innovative Companies contest - first in the emerging technologies category, then the creation and development category - sponsored by ANVAR and the Ministry of Education and Research, recognizing France’s most innovative technology start-ups.

Wany S.A. is a privately held company.