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About Us

Founded in Japan in 1947 and Australia in 1967, we still follow our founder's guiding principles to support self-expression, engage and build community, celebrate innovation and leave the world better for future generations.

Pentel has supplied the world with the highest quality writing and art products for decades.  We are a leader in innovation with a commitment to excellence. Pentel invented rollerball technology, the smoothest way to express ideas.  Pentel pioneered graphite lead, and our Super Hi-Polymer Lead is the market leader.  Our mechanical pencil inventions remain the hallmark of the industry.

 

We take pride in our craftsmanship. We design and manufacture every Pentel mechanical pencil, lead, eraser, pen and correction fluid in our factories.  We have a solid commitment to quality and excellence. Pentel is the only writing instrument company ever to receive the Deming Prize for recognition of the highest standard of quality.

 

​Regarding the environment, Pentel proudly developed an internal program called Recycology, which consists of products made from at least 50% recycled materials. We use recycled and recyclable materials with all cardboard packaging, including dozen-pen boxes, bulk cartons, and blister cards.

 

​Pentel is a global organization with subsidiaries in 20 countries and factories in Japan, Taiwan, India, and Mexico.

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