Hornby plc, the leading British Model group today announce the agreement to move UK distribution of their International Train ranges to OnTracks Ltd.
Hornby have welcomed the arrangement as they have seen massive growth in the brands they own and the volume of products their internal sales force and warehouses have to support. With their latest acquisition, Corgi, the time was right to look at some of the smaller ranges and how they should be distributed in the UK.
Hornby have identified that the British market for their European & Commonwealth train models was relatively small and would be better supported through a specialist and are delighted to confirm that they have teamed with OnTracks who they know can specialise and focus on the Hornby International ranges for British modellers.
Fiona Mulhall, Managing Director of Ontracks.co.uk explained "We've found Hornby has been, over the 10 years since our launch as an Internet Based retailer, one of our strongest and most competent suppliers. Our diversification into Importation and Distribution of model ranges about 2 years ago has given us the skills to offer this service to a very demanding customer. It's great that we have reached Hornby's high expectations of a territory distributor and we are now looking to grow all the brands we'll take over the distribution for"
The arrangement comes into force on the 1st January 2009. It covers the following brands:
the chance to apply for a trade account.
UK site: www.hornbyinternational.co.uk