history of Airfix

Item number: Airfix (3794)


Category: Airfix


Company history and description of the company Airfix, France

1939 Airfix, France was founded by Nicholas Kove.
1948 starts the production of a modular tractor as a promotional product for Ferguson. Other kits have been successfully marketed by Woolworth.
1953 there was the first aircraft "Supermarine Spitfire" MK1.
In the 1960's and 70's they manufactured cars, trucks, boats and especially aircrafts.
Airfix 1986 was purchased by the French competitors Heller for further diversification.
in November 2006, the company went bankrupt and was taken over by Hornby Railways.

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