Staedtler Mars GmbH & Co. KG is a German fine writing instruments company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of writing, artist, and engineering drawing instruments. The firm was founded by J.S. Staedtler in 1835 and produces a large variety of writing instruments, including drafting pencils, leadholders, professional pens, and standard wooden pencils. It also produces plastic erasers, rulers, compasses, and other drawing/writing accessories. Staedtler has over 20 global subsidiaries and seven manufacturing facilities. For example, although Staedtler is a “German” company, some of its products are made in Japan. Its “Noris” line of pencils is extremely common in British schools.
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