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Here at STAEDTLER, we believe in a world full of ideas – and bursting with amazing opportunities that are just waiting to be seized.

Creativity makes people a little happier. And more relaxed. With its products, STAEDTLER is not only a companion for people of all ages who want to bring their own creative ideas to life, but also a life-long source of inspiration. With a broad spectrum of high-quality, innovative, German-made creative products, STAEDTLER fosters the development of individual personalities – and has done for more than 180 years.

With his ambition of selling educational supplies and pencils worldwide, Johann Sebastian Staedtler laid the foundation back in 1835 for what is now the STAEDTLER Group. In 1853, the pencil maker from Nuremberg showcased his wares at the Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations in New York; just a few years later, these high-quality, German-made products including, Staedtler fineliner, Staedtler eraser, Staedtler highlighter, Staedtler markers had already made a name for themselves in France, Britain, Italy, Russia, America and the Middle East.

For Johann Sebastian Staedtler, a fascination for pencils ran in the family: his ancestor, Friedrich Staedtler, worked as a ‘pencil-making craftsman’. In 1662, Friedrich Staedtler was mentioned for the first time in the official records of Nuremberg – and his descendants are continuing the family tradition.

The pioneering spirit of Johann Sebastian Staedtler shapes the company to this day. After all, ideas lead to progress, and progress leads to advancement. As one of Germany’s oldest industrial companies, STADTLER can draw on a unique treasure trove of experience and has been developing top-quality brand innovations for decades.

STAEDTLER turns ideas into products including school supplies, Staedtler sharpener, Staedtler pencil sharpener, plastic eraser – and writing instruments into people’s favourite pens. This combination of tradition and innovative excellence is what makes STAEDTLER so unique. It is a core component of our corporate culture – and will continue to make history in the future.

The company’s international character is strikingly underlined by its systematic expansion to 9 manufacturing plants worldwide – including four in Germany – and its presence in 27 countries globally through its affiliated companies. The STAEDTLER Group has more than 3,000 employees worldwide, enabling it to position itself successfully in the international market. STAEDTLER today has representatives on every single continent and in 150 countries.


STAEDTLER today  is the Largest European manufacturer of:
Wood-cased pencils, OHP pens, Mechanical pencil leads, Erasers, Modelling clays,Staedtler pens, Staedtler pencil, Staedtler pigment liner, Staedtler coloured pencils.