D – STABILO Promotion Products took over the writing instrument manufacturer Karl Meisenbach GmbH & Co. KG on April 1, 2015. The German company has been producing fountain pens that carry the “made in Germany“ quality seal since 1880 and the company was one of STABILO’s suppliers up until now. Meisenbach will carrying on being run by the existing management as an autonomous subsidiary. Oliver Hoffmann, who has been responsible for national and international sales for the past three years, will manage the company.
According to company sources, STABILO’s reason for purchasing Meisenbach is to increase its know-how in the fountain pen sector and consistently expand its brand position. Sebastian Schwanhäußer, member of the management: “Fountain pens are the most important pen used at school in many markets. In order to increase their popularity among the pupils we follow the motto the more individual, the better. The employees at Meisenbach have a lot of experience in the production and development of fountain pens and have extensive know-how in the segment of small or flexible production series.“