Acquired in 2004, Horizon Hobby Ltd. (originally Helger Racing) makes its home in Harlow, England. Originally based in Edmonton North London, rapid growth forced the company's move to Harlow in 2000, where it now enjoys increased warehouse space and a new two-story facility that opened in 2005.
Who are we?
Horizon Hobby is an international company made up of over 700 people who are all passionate about one thing: helping people have fun with hobbies. With this in mind we are commited to providing the best product and service in the buisness.
We really do believe that our people are our best asset and that our policy of expanding our business by hard work and honest dealings will benefit the company as a whole.
Horizon aspires to be a high performance, people oriented marketer and distributor of good quality hobby products. Our aim is to always treat each other, each customer and each supplier with consideration, honesty and respect. We believe our customers are our highest priority and strive to meet their needs.
Where we are based in the world
Our Corporate headquarters, along with the main distribution facility and product service centre, are located in Champaign, Illinois. Additional distribution centers are located in Ontario, California; Harlow, England (Horizon Hobby UK Ltd.); Elmshorn, Germany (Horizon Hobby Deutschland GmbH); and Shanghai, China (Horizon Hobby China). California is also home to our Surface Development Team (TLR, Losi, ECX and ProBoat) as well as our Athearn model train Development Team. Through these facilities and committed partnerships with other manufacturers, suppliers and retailers, we are able to deliver outstanding products and service to hobby consumers all over the world.
Horizon Hobby SAS was established in 2010 to lead our marketing, sales and service to model shops in France. We are located 30 miles south of Paris downtown.
Horizon Hobby GmbH came into the company fold in 2008 and is headquartered in Elmshorn, Germany. Operated and managed by a German team dedicated to RC hobbies, this facility continues to make a smooth and successful transition into an exciting new market.
Horizon Hobby's home office is located in Champaign, Illinois, and features one of the industry's most modern distribution facilities. Maintained in state-of-the-art condition, this facility strives to ensure fast and accurate delivery of every customer order. Horizon Central is also home to a renowned Service Center that provides quick turnaround of warranty service, along with repairs of any proprietary product.
Horizon Hobby China was established in 2011 as a retail sales office and web business based in Shanghai. We have a sales office with an experiential center, and can provide after-sales service from our Shanghai office as well. Our mission is to "Help the Chinese consumers discover they can have fun with hobbies." We will serve consumers directly in the emerging Chinese market.
Our UK Contact Details
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Love for the Hobby
To many of our employees working in the industry is much more than a job, it’s a passion that has spilled over from their hobby. We are out week in week out at the flying field and race track having fun with the very product we sell each day that gives us a unique insight and connection with the product that helps us to service the market better. It’s not imperitive that you are a modeller to be apart of the buisness but you can’t help but want to have some fun with our great product range.