Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Faber-Castell USA is part of the Faber-Castell family of companies that was founded in 1761 in Stein, Germany. The company is renowned for its high quality, innovative products, respect for tradition, and environmental awareness. Today the company is managed by eighth generation family member Count Anton von Faber-Castell, who has been instrumental in new product development and the expansion of international activities. Faber-Castell USA, under the direction of CEO Jamie Gallagher, offers a wide array of creative and writing products for children and adults through our various brands.
In 1999 Faber-Castell acquired Creativity for Kids, and in the 11 years since then the company has experienced growth and improved market penetration by continuing to provide high quality products, particularly in the Art & Graphic area with the immense success of the PITT artist pen, and the changes made to the Creative Studio line to increase its appeal for aspiring and student artists. The Playing & Learning line received an extensive review which resulted in a new focus on EcoPencils in keeping with the overall corporate attention given to environmental awareness. In the Premium Writing area, the Pen of the Year provides an aesthetically intriguing product to delight pen connoisseurs and reinforce the prestige of the Graf von Faber-Castell brand in the marketplace. The Design line is a great introduction to the Faber-Castell brand as it reflects the aesthetics of innovative styling with interesting materials. Ergonomics and functionalism combine for a pleasurable writing experience.
The Creativity for Kids brand continues its well deserved reputation as a consistent provider of quality, innovative, and thoughtful products for children that consist of both classic and trendy creative activities. Today many Creativity for Kids products include Faber-Castell art supplies as components that enrich the creative experience. During this time our craft kits have received many awards from organizations such as Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Dr. Toy, The National Parenting Center, ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association) and the TIA (Toy Industry Association), plus recognition in national publications such as Parents Magazine and Good Housekeeping.
In 2004 Faber-Castell USA moved to a new facility in Cleveland, with a larger warehouse space to accommodate increased activity as a distribution center with the majority of production shifting overseas. Within a consistently competitive US market, the company has sustained growth by concentrating on incremental sales opportunities, fine-tuning of the various product lines, and an emphasis on delivering great service. 2011 also marks the launch of a new product line designed for crafters - design • memory • craft.
Faber-Castell USA is part of the Faber-Castell global family of companies which was founded in 1761 in Stein, Germany. The company is renowned for its reputation as a leading manufacturer of fine writing instruments, wood-cased pencil products and art materials for children through professional artists. In 1999, Faber-Castell acquired Creativity for Kids, the top manufacturer of arts and crafts kits for children. Quality, innovation, and environmental responsibility encompass the corporate philosophy and serve as the foundation for product development and design.