The foundation of the JOAL company dates to 1949 (started by JOsé Boronat Bernabeu and ALejandro Beltrá), at which time they made both small metal toys and locksmith accessories. This second activity was short lived and JOAL has concentrated on toys ever since.
Like a lot of diecast car makers, they started by making other small items including sewing machines and toy guns.
During 60's and 70's JOAL started to specialize in scale metal miniatures of cars and public works equipment, and more recently a line of trucks.
Currently JOAL has about 55 employees at their 130,000 square foot, state of the art factory in Spain. Where they manufacture models of such brands as Volvo, JCB, Paus, Manitou, Komatsu, and Liebherr.
Official site in English: www.joal.es
Gloria - July 3, 2011
Hi I was wondering if I could check to see how much a toy was. It's a joal toy. where can I find the information on the toy that will describe it?
Thomas - February 19, 2011
i have a 1:50 scale cat 375 track excavator made by joal have been on several websites and can not find another one i was considering selling this item but would like to have more information on it before i do like when it was made and what it might be worth.
►reply: I have no idea but if you google for: Joal 375 you might run into a few sites which have more info...
Daniel - December 9, 2010
Hi guys,I was out metal detecting and found a juguetes joal replica gun. Can you please send me any information on this toy it would be appreciated.it was made in spain and believed to be pre 1960's. looking forward to your reply. cheers
Mr Jamie Roberts - November 23, 2010
Hi my name is jamie I was just wondering if you send catalogues out atall of all the different models.
►reply: Hi Jamie, you can find all models on Joals website here: www.joal.es.