Revell is a plastic model kit company started by Lewis Glaser in 1941. In 1986 they merged with Monogram and after other changes of ownership are now part of the Hobbico Group.
Revell Germany was founded as a subsidiary of Revell in 1956. It has been both an independent public company and re-privatized since. It was briefly again part of Revell but the two have since separated into two independent companies again.