Luxury writing instruments made with 40 years of knowledge from the world of motor car racing.

Nitul Panchal - co founder

Nitul is an entrepreneur and engineer with extensive experience in the manufacturing industry. His journey began in the heartlands of England, UK in 1982, where his family established a business manufacturing motor racing engine and chassis components for the world's most recognisable names in Formula 1.
Nitul's passion for engineering led him to work in his family's business from a young age, dedicating his weekends to gain valuable experience and knowledge in the field. He later pursued his academic pursuits by earning a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in Manufacturing Management.
Nitul's experience and expertise in one of the most demanding industries in the world have enabled him to lead research, design, and manufacturing of fine writing instruments at Capra NV. His vast knowledge of sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing processes and materials has helped the company develop products that embody both elegance and environmental responsibility.
Nitul's exceptional background in engineering and manufacturing has propelled his vision and commitment to excellence have established Capra NV as a supreme provider of luxury writing instruments.
Nitul's exceptional journey is a testament to his dedication, hard work, and commitment to excellence.


Vanita is an accomplished businesswoman with a strong background in both academic and corporate environments. From an early age, she was exposed to the world of business through her father, who was a successful Businessman. This exposure sparked her interest in the field, and she went on to study Business and Economics at College and University.
During her academic journey, Vanita had the opportunity to assist her father with his property and retail business, gaining valuable hands-on experience. She also completed a BA (Hons) degree before pursuing a Masters in Marketing Management
Vanita secured a position at a company located near to Heathrow airport. Her project was to design and develop a hardware and software solution for the Inflight catering industry, which at the time was a new concept known as e-COPS (electronic Catalogue order processing System). Her dedication and commitment to the project led her to win the Gold Award for the company at the Mercury Awards in Seville, Spain, which recognised her achievement in innovation and excellence.
Vanita's exceptional academic and corporate career has earned her numerous international accolades and awards, including the Queen's Award for professional and academic achievement in 1998, which she received from HRH Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. She is also featured in Who's Who for Global Executives, a prestigious publication that recognises accomplished business leaders.
Today, Vanita shares her expertise and knowledge with the next generation of business leaders as a lecturer, coach, mentor, and supervisor for Masters and Executive MBA students at Warwick University in England. Her commitment to excellence and innovation continues to inspire and motivate those around her, making her a respected figure in the business world.

Family business - A selection of images of where we began circa 1980's

A small selection of images from the thousands of motor racing components we have produced.