FLEISCHMANN model railways for generations
Model trains are a beautiful hobby that brings generations together. It has been a special pleasure for FLEISCHMANN to light up countless children's eyes for nearly 125 years now and to fascinate adults with enormous attention to delicate detailing and precise technology.
The FLEISCHMANN locomotives and wagons combine technical sophistication with detailed depiction and high creativity. This perfect match of rich detailing and technology, which the FLEISCHMANN product developers constantly optimize and develop, is our secret and guarantees for the continued success of the FLEISCHMANN miniature railways.
From tin toys to the model railway
As early as 1887, Jean Fleischmann founded a company that in the following decade started the production of a large variety of tin toys, such as ships, aircrafts and magnetic swimming animals. In 1910, the company even participated in the World's Fair in Brussels. The high quality of the toys at that time is underlined by the awarding of a gold medal.
In 1949, FLEISCHMANN was the first European manufacturer to launch a two-wire direct current model railway in Gauge 0. Three years later, the first Gauge H0 product line was launched, and is still market-leader.
A milestone for the future of the model railway is the state-of-the-art Z21 control center, which for the first time combines the virtual and real game worlds and takes the play value of the models to a whole new level.
The FLEISCHMANN headquarter is located in Heilsbronn, near Nuremberg, in central Franconia. The company has a global presence and is part of the Modelleisenbahn GmbH, a company of the Modelleisenbahn Holding GmbH, to which also belongs the Austrian manufacturer Roco.
FLEISCHMANN sets the highest quality standards
For FLEISCHMANN, quality production plays a key role in the company. Strong values and manual work occupy important positions in the company. Only in this way can the delicately detailed, extremely reliable and outstanding functional miniature models be designed. The comprehensive FLEISCHMANN quality management with internally and externally applied quality assurance measures is constantly concerned that FLEISCHMANN locomotive and wagon owners receive the best possible quality and enjoy their models for a long time. So in this field FLEISCHMANN also is a pioneer in the model railway industry. For example, the FLEISCHMANN plant in Arad was the first factory in the model railway industry to be certified by the German DQS GmbH according to ISO 9001.