The Bachmann company can be traced back to Henry Carlisle in the US, 1833, who specialised in manufacturing vanity products. In 1899 the company name changed to Bachmann Bros. following a merger with Henry G. Bachmann, a German immigrant who was engaged in a similar business with his son.
In 1969 a partnership was made with the Kader Company to make model trains. The relationship between the two companies continued to develop and flourish until 1987, when Kader acquired the Bachmann Company in its entirety.
Adapted from official site: Bachmann Model Railways