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Bachmann Europe Plc acquires Pocketbond


Bachmann Europe Plc is delighted to announce their acquisition of both the Pocketbond and Toyway brands, together with their respective distributed ranges. This arrangement is effective from the 19th January 2016.

Pocketbond are manufacturers of the Classix range of 1/76th scale die-cast vehicles, Conflix wargaming products, Emhar plastic construction kits and figures, Nautix radio controlled ships, Scenix 1/76th buildings primarily for model railway use and the Timpo Soft Touch range of animals, dinosaurs and sealife subjects.

Pocketbond also distribute a large range of model and hobby related products including plastic construction kits, figures, tools and accessories. Toyway produce a range of vehicles, animals, figures, gliders, science sets, die-cast aircraft and wooden toys.

Bachmann's David Haarhaus said "the acquisition of Pocketbond and Toyway by Bachmann Europe Plc enables us to build on the success that both companies have enjoyed over the last three decades. It is clear that all brands within this comprehensive portfolio of model and hobby products will benefit our established markets and complement our core product base in the model railway, die-cast vehicles and model soldier sectors".

Bachmann Europe Plc confirm that Neil Fraser will be joining the company. Neil was part of the management team that worked with the late Philip Brook to establish quality products from several manufacturers including Trumpeter, AFV Club and Pegasus in the UK market.

The Pocketbond and Toyway ranges will be distributed from Bachmann's existing facilities and stock is currently being transferred from the company's previous site in Welwyn Garden City.

BE 2016-2

19 January 2016



For further information please contact :

Dennis Lovett, Public Relations Manager,

Bachmann Europe PLC, Moat Way, Barwell, Leicestershire, LE9 8EY

Telephone: +44 (0) 1455 841756

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