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ljudice

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Roco buys Fleischmann
« on: February 15, 2008, 10:18:07 PM »
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That says it all...  Fleischmann family owned - about $20M in revenues, etc...

Wonder what this says about Atlas continuing family owned???


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Re: Roco buys Fleischmann
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 10:25:38 PM »
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how big is Roco?

ljudice

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Re: Roco buys Fleischmann
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 11:22:00 PM »
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Not sure - probably a little bigger than Fleischmann...  They are owned by apparently a Bavarian cement baron (!!??!!).  Maybe Steve4 can fill in some details here...

It's a little sad that these family owned businesses are getting eaten up though. Fleischmann holds what I would say is the same position in Euro models as Atlas - very broad line of HO and N, very high quality, etc...  Their problem is high prices - it's all made in Germany. Roco I think is now using Romania and the far East.

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Re: Roco buys Fleischmann
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 11:10:15 AM »
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According to one German website, Fleischmann is sold to Roco's owner the Modelleisenbahn GmbH. The owner is the CEO of a construction company that brought Roco back from bankrupcy. As of now, both companies will produce under their own name side by side.

http://www.nn-online.de/artikel.asp?art=771480&kat=5&man=3


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Re: Roco buys Fleischmann
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2008, 11:27:38 AM »
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What would Roco want with a conmpany that made margarine? 

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Re: Roco buys Fleischmann
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 12:13:15 PM »
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It's a little sad that these family owned businesses are getting eaten up though.


I don't see how it's sad... it's not like the family had the business taken away from them... they just sold it.

ljudice

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Re: Roco buys Fleischmann
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008, 02:05:47 PM »
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I don't know Robbman, would you want to negotiate with the Bavarian Concrete King???

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Re: Roco buys Fleischmann
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008, 04:01:26 PM »
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If the price is right... sure.

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Re: Roco buys Fleischmann
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2008, 07:29:06 PM »
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If the price is right... sure.


If the price was right there wouldn't be any need for negotiation.

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Re: Roco buys Fleischmann
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2008, 04:34:47 AM »
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If the price is right... sure.

The price is always right since he makes you an offer you can't refuse. ;)

ljudice

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Re: Roco buys Fleischmann
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2008, 10:09:10 AM »
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Now an offer from the Bavarian BEER king would be a different matter entirely!