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Tombow (tonbo) means “dragonfly” in Japanese and was often referred to as akizu/akitsu in ancient times. Since Japan was called Akitsu shima (dragonfly island in English) in the past, the name of the company also represents our desire to represent Japan’s stationery industry. The dragonfly is also referred to as kachi mushi (victorious insect in English) and is considered to bring good luck.



Company Profile

Company Name: Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.

Established Date: February 11, 1913

President and CEO: Akihiro Ogawa

Capital: 90m JPY

Number of Employees (official employees) 417 (as of May 2019)

Headquarters: 6-10-12 Toshima, Kita-ku, Tokyo 114-8583, Japan

Domestic Sales Offices: Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka

Oversea Sales Companies / Agencies: Tombow Pen Pencil GmbH (Germany), American Tombow, Inc. (America), Tombow Pencil (Dalian) Co., Ltd. (China)

Production Bases: Production Development Center (Aichi, Japan), Tombow Manufacturing Asia Co., Ltd. (Vietnam), Tombow Vietnam Ltd. (Vietnam), Tombow Stationery Vietnam Co.,Ltd. (Vietnam) Tombow (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. (Thailand)

Main Products: Pencils, Colored Pencils, Ballpoint Pens, Mechanical Pencils, Marking Pens, Correction Tapes, Erasers, Adhesive Tapes, Glue Sticks, Liquid Glues, Cosmetics and others.

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