The Vallejo Company was registered in 1965 in New Jersey, USA, specializing in the manufacture of colours for animated films and cartoons.
In 1969 Vallejo moved to Spain where the most prominent studios for animated films were located in Madrid, London, Paris, Gent, Zagreb, Budapest, Prague and other Eastern Europe cities.
In 1970 Vallejo added Designers Liquid Colour and Acrylic Artist Colour to their product line; the first acrylic for fine arts to be manufactured in Spain, and one of the first acrylics to be manufactured in Europe.
In 1980 members from Escuela de Bellas Artes San Jordi (University for Fine Arts), Barcelona approached Vallejo to develop a superior quality fine arts acrylic at uniform and reduced cost. The result was the new range of Acrylic Studio and the growth of Acrylicos Vallejo. Vallejo became the first specialist in acrylic colours, with long and varied experience in all aspects of this branch of manufacturing.
Acrylicos Vallejo is a family owned and operated company. It is located in Vilanova i la Geltru, in the province of Barcelona, where it continues to be administered by the Vallejo family. Amadeo Vallejo controls the formulas personally and supervises production, improving the development of the colours and introducing new products with the help of new raw materials and technologies.