STAEDTLER: Brief Profile
The STAEDTLER company was founded in 1835 by Johann Sebastian Staedtler and today is one of Germany's oldest industrial companies.
But even long before the company's foundation his ancestor, Friedrich Staedtler (1636–1688), worked as a pencil maker. And the generations in between were also pencil makers.The STAEDTLER Group is now headquartered in Nuremberg.
The Head Office in the city and four production sites in the metropolitan region Nuremberg employ more than 1,200 people. The Group is located in 26 countries and also employs 3,000 staff worldwide. STAEDTLER products can be found in more than 150 countries. Exports from Germany account for more than 80% of STAEDTLER's production.
Almost two-thirds of STAEDTLER products are Made in Germany. This makes STAEDTLER the largest manufacturer in Europe of wood-encased pencils, OHP pens, erasers, pencil leads and modelling clays. The range of this Nuremberg-based manufacturer of writing and drawing equipment includes products for end-customers (B2C) and solutions for industry (B2B). The additional value of its products demonstrates that STAEDTLER is not only following the obligations of its tradition but is also true to its responsibilities and its self-image as an innovator.
By signing the STAEDTLER Social Charter, the company undertakes to protect international employment and human rights, is committed to the payment of fair wages and social responsibility everywhere in the world and declares its opposition to forced labour, child labour and discrimination. As a result of the use of ecological manufacturing processes, STAEDTLER products are "efficient for ecology" and comply with ecological criteria such as durability and sustainability.
The STAEDTLER Foundation is a public foundation established under civil law. Since its formation in 1997 it holds all the shares in the STAEDTLER Group. The Foundation supports scientific research at German universities and cultural projects in the metropolitan region Nuremberg.