HPI (AKA Hobby Products International) is a USA based RC manufacturing company which was founded in 1986 in California.
1986 - Hobby Products International is started in Costa Mesa, California by Tatsuro Watanabe and a partner. Investment: $100 each. Square footage of office: 300 square feet.
Today the company occupies a 45,000 square foot building in Foothill Ranch, CA where they handle all of their design and manufacturing. Additionally they have several offices around the world which they use to handle their distribution.
The main brand of HPI is HPI Racing under which they market their RC car and truck kits. The kits cover a wide range of purposes in the RC racing and hobby world including 4WD, 2WD, nitro, electric, on-road and off-road.