David Halsall Ltd is established as a supplier of UK manufactured toys and fireworks.

Graham Halsall joins the company and the import of Far East manufactured items commences. A period of rapid growth begins.

John Hutt, current Chairman, joins the company in the Sample department but quickly makes the leap to become a Sales Representative, then a Buyer and lands the role of commercial Director just a few years later.

The company moves to new purpose-built premises located at Cornford Road in Blackpool. The office, warehouse, and showroom facility encompassed 11,000m² to accommodate the companies successful growth.

As Halsall continued to grow expanding its product range and warehousing operation, the company relocated again to an expansive 30,000m² new site in Fleetwood.

The business kick-starts a move into manufacturing by opening a permanent sales ofice and showroom in Hong Kong.

Increased focus on licensed product leads to deals with big-name brands including Barbie, Spiderman, JCB and Silver Cross.

John Hutt together with Graham Halsall & Andrew Coplestone lead MBO of the company and set about refocusing the business strategy to cement its shift from importer to manufacturer, re-shaping itself as the leading specialist in specific categories. This included the closure of the Stationery, Halloween and Christmas Decoration divisions and an increased focus on product development and international sales.

HTI moved into their Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui showroom, purpose built for manufacturing.

HTI acquired their showroom in Nuremberg, Germany. This was a key step towards showcasing their products on an international stage.

The business is rebranded as HTI.

HTI opens their new Hong Kong office, located in a state of the art development, situated in the heart of a key ‘up and coming’ area.

HTI open their Novelty Showroom in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong.

HTI’s in-house design team move into their new, fully equipped design studio.

Few toy companies have a heritage as rich as us!

Initially acting as an importer – sourcing products from China and selling them to wholesalers across the UK, our phenomenal expansion was kick-started by a move into manufacturing during the 1990s and the rest is history.

Our business presence now stretches across 66 countries, driving sales in our categories; roleplay toys, vehicles, dolls prams, wheeled and pocket money toys.

A product portfolio that includes some of the world’s most recognisable brands, we are renowned for our experience, flexibility and efficiency in bringing new and original products from concept to creation.

In an everchanging landscape, our own brands are becoming an incremental part of our identity with an expanding collection including Teamsterz and Evo.

Emphasis on investing in product, people and processes to ensure we create exciting and innovative toys, so we continue to fuel little imaginations worldwide.

Growing our presence in the market with our own branded products to compliment our licensed brands within all our core product categories.

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