The origin of the toy is very ancient and has been developed in many different ways in all kinds of cultures around the world. Nowadays, however, toys are still used to learn, have fun and entertain children and toddlers.
According to history, the first toys played with were made of clay, wood or bone. The best known are a clay doll discovered in Mesopotamia and a rattle made of terracotta in an archaeological find in Turkey, each about 4,000 years old.
Currently, Ibi continues to lead the toy sector, housing the best-known companies in the toy sector. At Atienza & Climent, as one of these Spanish toy companies in the area, we continue to grow and innovate to use advanced and innovative manufacturing and production techniques.
Below, we explain more about the history of the toy and its manufacture in Spain, through our experience and journey in this sector.
Where toys are made in Spain
The town of Ibi is considered the toy city, as many of the companies that manufacture toys in Spain are located here. In addition, many toys and dolls are also made in the surrounding area, which makes it a part of Spain especially known for the manufacture of this type of product.
Throughout the town’s industrial history, Ibi has come to have around 100 toy factories, which have been the manufacturers of some of the best-known toys and games in our country. So much so, that it is now known as the “Toy Valley”. In addition, Ibi is also well known for its involvement with the Three Wise Men and all that surrounds the children’s world.
Since we are experts in the manufacture of toys and are also located here, at Atienza & Climent we have also been able to adapt to the changes that have arisen over the years in the world of toys. Therefore, we offer a comprehensive product development service to build educational and functional toys that comply with the regulations and all the safety features required by AIJU.
In fact, our privileged location and our extensive experience in the sector allow us to keep up to date with all the latest toy developments in Spain. We give shape to all ideas to develop quality toys. To do so, we use innovative technologies such as 3D modelling, customised product designs, prototypes, and many other techniques.
Evolution of toys in Spain
In the 1950s, the most characteristic toys were the yo-yo, the doll, the spinning top…, while in the 1960s, the most popular games were the goose, cut-out books and Parcheesi. Meanwhile, in the 1970s and 1980s, the famous “blackboards” appeared, which you could erase the screen when you shook it.
In the 90s, this sector underwent a great transformation with the appearance of the first technological toys such as robots, remote-controlled cars and long etcetera adding to a technological innovation that has continued to evolve until what we know today.
Our toy factory in Ibi has been adapting to the changes that the toy industry has undergone in recent years. At Atienza y Climent we have been able to adapt to the needs of the industry and our customers, making the manufacture of educational, technological and, above all, safe toys a reality.
Experts in the manufacture of toys
We have been developing projects of this kind for more than 25 years, which is why we are specialists in the manufacture of customisable toys. We have the facilities and tools necessary to design and manufacture parts and moulds of any object you can imagine and make it a reality.
Thanks to our location in the area of Alicante best known for the manufacture of toys and for all our years of experience, we offer shorter working times and a much more optimised manufacturing and final production cost.
Do you have any idea or project to develop related to the toy sector? Contact us and we will help you to carry it out.