With his ambition of selling 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 had already made a name for themselves in France, Britain, Italy, Russia, America and the Middle East. 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, Staedtler can draw on a unique treasure trove of experience and has been developing top-quality brand innovations for decades. Staedtler turns ideas into products – 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.