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Schleich GmbH
Helena Seppelfricke
Phone: +49 162 296 1290

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Press contacts

North America

Schleich USA, Inc.
Phone: +1 888 269-0826

Great Britain

Michele Bates
Evolution PR Ltd.
Phone: +44 1327 227 010


Schleich France S.A.R.L
T: +33 478 636 115


Schleich Iberia S.L.
T: +34 934 449 628

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Background Information (PDF)

Boilerplate 2015 Englisch updated-20150211.pdf
Founded 80 years ago in Schwäbisch Gmünd by Friedrich Schleich, the company is one of Germany’s biggest toy manufacturers and a leading international provider of original play concepts. The famous toy figurines produced by Schleich are sold in more than 50 countries and have conquered children’s playrooms around the world. As a global player with Swabian roots, the company is today majorityowned by the European investment group Ardian. Further shareholders are CEO Dirk Engehausen and CFO Erich Schefold. The design of the Schleich play worlds as well as quality and safety tests are carried out in Germany, while manufacturing itself takes place both at the company headquarters in Schwäbisch Gmünd and at further production facilities abroad.

News Releases (PDF)

20151104 Press Release Schleich Maya the bee.pdf
Maya the Bee is returning to Schleich. In January 2017, the Schleich Group will release the first six characters from the popular TV series about the little bee Maya and her best friend Willi. This new collaboration with Studio 100 Media will also include a range of figurines to accompany the new Maya the Bee movie in 2018. Further products are in the pipeline.