Staedtler is a world-renowned German brand with a long heritage, which is constantly looking towards its next innovation.
Founder Johann Sebastian Staedtler launched the company in 1835 from his Nuremburg pencil factory, but his family had had links with writing instruments for hundreds of years before that. Friedrich Staedtler is noted in 1662 as being one of the first craftsman to make pencils from start to finish, shaping everything from the lead to the wood. Among J.S. Staedtler’s innovative products were a durable coloured oil pastel pencil that could be sharpened to a point, which revolutionised the world of coloured pencils. In 1908, the company’s distinctive Mars logo first appeared – now, you’ll recognise the insignia on everything from children's drawing pencils to luxury fine-writing instruments.
Known for its ingenius approach to engineering, Staedtler has introduced many market-leading inventions, including DrySafe ink, A.B.S (Anti-Break System) graphite leads and Lumocolor® permanent markers. It also takes an ambitious approach towards sustainability. But above all else, performance is the brand’s prize asset. If you’re looking for a drafting pen, propelling pencil, professional pen or some classic wooden drawing pencils, you won’t go wrong with Staedtler’s stationery staples.