30.06.2022 Extended processing times in the repair department

Dear PIKO customer.

Due to personnel bottlenecks in the repair department, among other things due to a high level of sick leave, but also due to problems with the procurement of electronic
Unfortunately, the processing time for complaints is currently more than 12 weeks.

We would like to formally apologise for this.

We will do our utmost to reduce the waiting times to the usual level and to be able to offer you the well-known PIKO service quality again in the future.

The recent recruitment of new staff has already improved the staff situation, and further recruitment is planned. Currently also
Currently, employees from other PIKO departments are helping out in the repair department in order to reduce the backlog as quickly as possible.

Mrs. Müller and the whole team of the PIKO repair department thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards from Sonneberg


21.06.2022 Press release: Impressions of the 12th "Open Day" 2022

PIKO invited to the 12th "Open Day" - and model railway fans worldwide gladly accepted the invitation.

In bright sunshine and summer temperatures, more than 10,500 visitors celebrated this special event together with the PIKO employees.

After the gates had already opened shortly after half past eight due to the large crowd, Dr. René F. Wilfer warmly welcomed the visitors and expressed his joy about the renewed meeting in Sonneberg. 30 years ago, the current owner had bought the premises and production facilities of the former VEB PIKO Sonneberg and saved them from certain demise. This summer, we look back on three decades in which Dr. René F. Wilfer, together with his employees, turned the Sonneberg company into what is now the third largest model railway manufacturer in Europe.

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14.06.2022 Press conference: "Open Day 2022"

On Saturday, 18 June 2022, PIKO will celebrate the 12th "Open Day". Once again, thousands of guests are expected at the company headquarters in Sonneberg for this special event.

In the week before the "Open Day", PIKO Managing Director Dr. René F. Wilfer invited to a press conference.

In addition to information about the upcoming "Open Day", the media representatives present also received information about the business development at PIKO in the first 5 months of 2022. Furthermore, the charity car for Ukraine aid and the associated current fundraising campaign of the model railway manufacturer were on the agenda.

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27.05.2022 PIKO H0 Charity car "Ukraine"

Dr René F. Wilfer reports from China again in his new video - and addresses the inconceivable war in Ukraine.

The shocking atrocities Putin has brought upon Ukraine have left us at PIKO horrified and speechless.

We therefore asked ourselves how we can help the people affected. To help the Ukrainians who have lost their homes, PIKO is launching a charity car.

This wagon can be ordered now until 18.06.2022. The entire net proceeds from the sale of the charity car will be donated to the city of Sonneberg to support the reception of refugees from Ukraine.

The donation will be handed over to the representatives of the city of Sonneberg on 18 June during our "Open Day". On this day, visitors will also have the opportunity to order this charity car and thus help directly.

The layout of the PIKO Benefit Wagon highlights the importance of Ukraine to the world's food supply and we sincerely hope that this idyllic setting will become a reality again very soon.

We would like to thank you already today for your support, which you will give to the people from Ukraine by buying the PIKO charity car.

72227 H0 Charity car "Ukraine" DC 30,00 €*
72227AC ~H0 Charity car "Ukraine" AC 30,00 €*

Link to the wagons in the PIKO webshop


Delivery of the models is expected to take place at the end of October 2022.