|Our company, a small family business, was founded 1969. It’s employing Kathy and Alfred Friedli senior, plus also Fred Friedli junior.|
|Our name FRIHO bears two meanings: Friedli Holz (wood), and Friedli HO (HO means scale 1:87 modeltrains)|
|1968 Conversion of our household requirements-store and nursery into a wood-carving-speciality store. (Holzboutique).|
1969 Business-takeover by todays owner, Alfred senior from his father.
1974 Expansion of our sales-rooms, newly including a toyshop and a specialized modeltrain section.
1976 First advertisements are published in model train magazines.
|“Lenk”- logo of the “good old days”|
|Customized models are getting repainted, improved and refined with special parts and accessories. Inscribing in those times was done mainly with letraset.|
1986 Fred Friedli junior is joining the family-business.
|In the following years we are producing several custom-models and limited series.|
|1994 our 20th. Anniversary (20 Years FRIHO Modellbahnen).|
Putting into operation of a modern
|1998 Installement of a computerised milling machine in our mechanical department. Computer assisted drawing (CAD) is getting helpful for our high quality corrosion-brass-models, and enables us to realise some “dreams”.|
2003 In the meantime we’ve been producing and planning further HOm & HO highquality-custom-models. There will be plenty of amazing new models in the near future.
|2004 our 30th. Anniversary (30 Years FRIHO Modellbahnen).|