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La Grande Hermine

In 1534, Jacques CARTIER, a French navigator born in SAINT MALO (1491-1557), was sent by François 1er of France to search for a passage to Asia in the northern part of the New World.
It was aboard GRANDE HERMINE, a vessel specially chartered for this voyage that he reached Newfoundland and CANADA, whose shores had been discovered by CABOT, a Venetian navigator, in 1497, and which he visited three times. He earned the title of “Discoverer of CANADA”. GRANDE HERMINE was a vessel of exploration used for peaceful purposes that carried no armament.


Because it's important to us!

At Heller, we are constantly working to produce our products as sustainable as possible. In recent years, we have therefore taken many measures to increase resource efficiency as much as possible.

Recycled plastic

Since 2023, we have been producing all Heller model kits with recycled plastic. This gives existing plastic a new life in a great kit while maintaining the same quality.

No bags and film

Instead of packing our sprues in plastic bags, we use tissue paper to transport all components in a clean, protected and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to our seal closure, we do not need shrink film. This also significantly increases the recyclability of our packaging.

Oldies but Goldies

We are proud of our large archive of injection moulds. That is why we rework, repair and improve existing moulds instead of throwing them away. Great models are preserved and at the same time a lot of energy and material is saved. That's why we proudly display the year of manufacture of our moulds and the year of the last general overhaul clearly on every product box.

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