Faber-Castell is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality products for writing, colouring and creative design. The international group of companies was originally founded as a pencil factory in Stein near Nurnberg in 1761. Now in its 9th generation, it is one of the oldest industrial companies in the world.

The Faber-Castell group produces over 2 billion black-lead and colour pencils every year, making it the world’s largest pencil manufacturer. Faber-Castell employs approximately 6,500 people in 16 production sites and 20 sales organizations around the world.

The four core values of Faber-Castell are Tradition, Outstanding Quality, Innovation and Environmental Responsibility. As a result of its commitment to the environment, Faber-Castell is CO2 neutral.