Horst Brandstätter Group halts supply of Playmobil to Russia

Published on: 2nd March 2022

Alongside this, The Children’s Foundation founded by Horst Brandstätter has donated 150,000 euros to help children in Ukraine.

Horst Brandstätter Group supplies both the Playmobil brand and Lechuza garden planters, but will no longer make shipments to Russia.

The Group has said it is very concerned about the developments in Ukraine and has decided to stop supplying products of the two company brands to the region with immediate effect.

Horst Brandstätter Group had budgeted a sizeable turnover of around 10m euros for both companies in Russia in 2022.

The employees and the entire management of the company say they want to show a sign of solidarity with the people of Ukraine. “We are shocked and dismayed by the Russian troops’ invasion of Ukraine. Our sympathy goes out to the many people in the region whose lives are in acute danger, or who must leave their homes in their hundreds of thousands,” said Steffen Höpfner, CEO of the company.

The company has also donated 150,000 euros for children in Ukraine via The Children’s Foundation, founded by Horst Brandstätter.

The Horst Brandstätter Group does not have any employees in Ukraine or Russia.


Smyths Toys acquires PicWic Toys

Full steam ahead for Toynamics’ Hape railway campaign

Golden Bear reports exceptional sales for Curlimals range

Exclusive: Talking Shop

Exclusive: Focus on Tech Toys & Gadgets

Trends UK celebrates 20th Anniversary at British Grand Prix

Tonies launches George adventures for Peppa Pig fans

Sainsbury’s reports substantial drop in Argos sales

Bluey to launch second series on CBeebies and BBC iPlayer

Exclusive: Schleich unveils new global brand strategy