Monthly Archives: February 2011

Marklin Press Release

Press Release

Insolvency procedure ended by the insolvency court –
Märklin CEO Stefan Löbich: This creates the basis for a
successful future

Göppingen – The insolvency of the toy manufacturer
Märklin has now been legally ended. The insolvency court
for Göppingen in its decision of February 17, 2011 ended the
insolvency process regarding the assets and liabilities of
Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH (Göppingen) and declared the
insolvency plan decided on by the creditors’ meeting on
December 6, 2010 to be legally binding. At the same time
the office of lawyer Michael Pluta as insolvency trustee was
thereby ended and Märklin was given back the right to make
use of the assets.

“The end of the insolvency is another milestone and the
basis for a successful future for our firm”, commented
Märklin CEO Stefan Löbich on the decision of the court.
Löbich, who replaced insolvency CEO Dr. Kurt Seitzinger at
the head of the firm on January 1, 2011, declared that he
and his colleagues are conscious of their responsibility with
respect to accountability and sustainability and would
exercise reason and vision in the decisions ahead. After the
consolidation phase Märklin will set a path in the future for a
healthy commercial development with all available

About Märklin

The firm of Märklin established in 1859 has produced model trains for more
than 150 years. This market leader employs 1,100 workers in Göppingen
and Györ (Hungary) and reached sales in 2009 of 110 million Euros. Märklin
has its own capitalization of 30 million Euros. Additional information can be
found at

A day in the life…

I am often asked, by friends and customers alike, what I do all day. So I thought I’d pick a random day and “chronicle” what I do, and at what time.

So, today is the 15th February 2011 and this is a day in the life of The Hobby Shop…

8.50 – start the day by switching on the computer and beginning to sort out and package the orders received on the website over the weekend

9.30 – 1st customer through the door

9.31 – 1st phone call of the day

11.00 – 1st delivery of the day arrives

13.00 – start repricing this week’s reductions – this includes changing the prices on the website and on all the items in stock

16.25 – finish doing up the 15th and last mail order of the day

16.35 – 30th and last customer of the day leaves the shop (30 includes the 15 mail orders)

16.50 – the last (of countless) phone call of the day

17.00 – close the doors, read the till and credit card machine – an average day all round, which is good!

17.05 – go to the Post Office

17.35 – get back from the Post Office

18.00 – finish repricing the last (and 52nd) of this week’s reductions

18.00 – and begin unpacking the 1st of 5 deliveries – Bachmann, Fleischmann, Herpa, Lifecolor and some magazines today – this means checking off, pricing and sorting out which items are for specific customers

19.20 – finish unpacking the last delivery

After a quick tidy up including taking any excess stock up to the stock room, it’s 19.25 and time to go home

1st thing tomorrow will be taking the photos of any new items to be added to the website tomorrow, probably meaning starting at 8.30…

So that is an average day in the life of The Hobby Shop. Now you know…

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