1. Staedtler

Staedtler Mars GmbH & Co. KG is a German fine writing instrument company and a manufacturer and supplier of artist, writing, and engineering drawing instruments. The firm was founded over 184 years ago by J.S. Staedtler in 1835 and produces a large variety of writing instruments, including drafting pencils, ballpoint pens, crayons, propelling pencils, professional pens and standard wooden pencils.

2. Faber-Castell

Faber-Castell is one of the largest stationery brands in the world as of 2020, and a manufacturer and supplier of pens, pencils, other office supplies, and art supplies, as well as high-end writing instruments and luxury leather goods. Faber-Castell is headquartered in Stein, Germany, it operates 14 factories and 20 sales units throughout the globe.

3. Maped

Maped is one of the top stationery brands as of 2020. Headquartered in Annecy, France, Maped is a family-run French manufacturer of scholastic and office stationery products. Maped has 9 subsidiaries in 9 countries making it one of the world’s top 5 stationery companies as of 2020.

The Maped product line as of 2020 includes ballpoint pens and mechanical pencils in their writing category. Additionally, Maped’s school category includes compasses, erasers, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, scissors, marker pens, rulers, and set squares in their product line. Their office category includes scissors, cutters, paper cutters, staplers, punches, and clips in their product line. 

4. Schwan-Stabilo

Schwan-STABILO is a German maker of pens for writing, coloring, and cosmetics as well as markers and highlighters for office use. The Schwan-Stabilo Group was established 165 years ago in 1855 and is the world’s largest manufacturer of highlighter pens, making it one of the top stationery brands in the world as of 2020.

5. Muji

Muji started back in 1980 selling only 40 products including pens, pencils, and notebooks from their stationery division. Muji is now one of the most recognized stationery brand names in the world, operating over 328 directly-operated stores, and supplies 124 outlets in Japan and 505 international retail outlets from countries like the UK, United States, Canada, South Korea, and China. Muji’s headquarters are in Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

As one of the top 5 stationery brands in the world, Muji’s product line includes stationery, in addition to household goods, kitchen utensil, fashion, electronics, home appliances, cosmetics, food, furniture.

According to bizvibe.com