THE WALLYS TALE
The idea was born in 2005 during a very fortunate meeting on the island of Wallis and Futuna between the Guiga brothers and the former car manufacturer of JEEP Dallas - Mr René Boesch.
Passionates of niche vehicles since their childhood, the two brothers were inspired by their meeting and decided to make the leap: the creation of a new car brand: the Wallys Car.
In 2006 the brothers Zied and Omar Guiga founded the company and began the design work in a modest workshop in Tunis. In drawing the Wallys, they kept in mind four key principles:
Limited dimensions in order to circulate and park easily ;
Simplify the life of the driver by designing a robust and economical vehicle ;
Offer a Neo-retro style with timeless lines ;
Produce a vehicle of great reliability ;
Only two years later, the Wallys IZIS was presented at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Equipped with a body made entirely of fiberglass, a galvanized chassis and a PSA Powertrain engine; the model was approved in Europe and went into production in 2009. It knows a great success on the international level.
In 2013 Wallys delivers the lasts IZIS vehicles to its customers and immediately begins the making of its "older sister", the Wallys IRIS. With this new model, the company decides to move to they’re new, more modern factory, overlooking the southern entrance to Tunis. It is there that Wallys develops and builds IRIS with the greatest care given to the details of the chassis, the bodywork and the numerous mechanical and electronic components.
Since its begginings, Wallys has produced more than 2,200 cars, with PSA Powertrain engines. This is the result of a relationship of mutual trust and shared values that make it possible to design and produce Wallys vehicles with the most reliable, economical and compact engines on the market.
The Guiga brothers alongside the first Wallys prototype IRIS - 2016
THE WALLYS SPIRIT
WALLYS brings together people of exceptions. It is through our technicians and our customers that the family business has created an automotive know-how rooted in authenticity and modernity. It is thanks to them that this know-how has become a way of life.
THE WALLYS PHILOSOPHY
On board of a Wallys vehicle, it's the experience of simplicity that comes first.
Our customers will never be caught in complex embedded technologies.
Our approach to innovation is frugal, it focuses on security and reliability.
Our customers are our ambassadors, and they all enjoy a simple driving in a vehicle of character.
The Wallys cars are carefully hand-assembled and manufactured with sturdy parts, internally developed, and with an almost unlimited choice of body colours and interior versions.
The company is committed to participate in maintaining a local economy and industrial background.
Wallys therefore offers a vehicle entirely designed and produced in Tunisia. This environmental and societal commitment is part of the genes of society. As proof of this commitment, 57% of the components used in the production of Wallys vehicles are produced locally.
Wallys attaches great importance to the experience that goes with our products. That's why we organize all kinds of activities, such as factory visits, maintenance courses and events in Tunisia and elsewhere.
The IRIS model is the result of this philosophy, shaped for 10 years by all Wallys employees.