Henri ROGER was trained in turning and milling, which gave him the skills he needed to manufacture metal molds. Gifted with an entrepreneurial mindset, he soon realized the potential for mold filling and offering fully finished products for the market. The Fonderie ROGER saga had begun. The first site was an old gold and silver foundry located at number 4, rue Guillaume Bertrand in the 11th district of Paris. Manufacturing was initially focused on tin soldiers, but new and stricter legislation on lead soon meant that raw materials had to be adapted. For a while, Henri ROGER was tempted to use aluminum, but finally he chose zamak and plastic.