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About Tombow

Is it possible to be cutting-edge and affordable at the same time? It is when you’ve been a leader in the industry since 1913.  At Tombow, we’re passionate about offering the finest and most innovative executive pens, office, arts and crafts products on the market today. Whatever your project, from preparing documents to scrapbooking to fine art projects, you can count on Tombow for unmatched quality and design.

Our Mission

Through our products, Tombow is redefining common practices and traditions to offer customer excitement and satisfaction.

Our Committment to Diversity

At Tombow, we believe in the power of creativity. We offer the world’s best products so you can create your best work. Our belief is that our stationery products are tools to express knowledge, creative thinking, new ideas and perspectives. We celebrate diversity and inclusion in everything we do – from the people we employ to the artwork we share on social media. For us, it’s not just about the products but what they inspire you to do. Our brand was founded on the commitment to create tools that redefine common practices and traditions. That’s why we believe diversity drives innovation. We are committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere in which our community truly feels they can create their best work.

Environmental Policy

Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd. aims to achieve complete harmony with the global environment in all of our business operations; to contribute to the betterment of the global society through the development, production, and sales of stationery products; while at the same time maintaining a company that is kind to both nature and humanity.

  • Safe products that take into consideration the environment are developed and produced; environmental awareness is communicated through sales.
  • All wastefulness in both products and business is eliminated, and resources and energy are used wisely.
  • Strive to improve the environment and prevent pollution by cooperation both inside and outside the company.

Our History

American Tombow, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan for distribution of Tombow brand office and art products in North America. Established in California in 1983, American Tombow, Inc. moved to Georgia in 1992 and in 2003 relocated to a larger facility with state of the art technology in Suwanee, Georgia.

Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd. was established in Japan in 1913 as a manufacturer of wood-cased lead and colored pencils. It is not an exaggeration to say that every student in Japan has grown up with the Tombow pencil.

During the past four decades, Tombow has diversified its manufacturing program to include ballpoint pens, roller ball pens, markers, correction tape, glue sticks, liquid glues, adhesive tape, and dry highlighters. Today, Tombow has achieved an outstanding reputation for its unique, innovative and original products. Our exciting designs are offered at affordable prices that truly benefit the consumer. In fact, Tombow is one of Japan’s top five office products manufacturers.

Tombow’s main factory is in Shinshiro, which is located in the central part of Japan, with additional factories in Tokyo.

In 1991, Tombow established Tombow (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand to produce products under strict quality control by our production engineers. This was to compensate for the severe international price competition that had developed in the marketplace.

In addition to the Georgia Corporation, Tombow has a subsidiary in Frankfurt, Germany, which distributes various Tombow products throughout Europe. We also have very strong distribution in most of the Southeast Asian countries and our Tombow brand name has become synonymous with superior quality.

Our continuing commitment to product quality and excellent service will ensure that you will be very pleased with Tombow products.

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