German Precision 14 Jul

Germany are the FIFA World Cup champions, but they are a Fred Aldous champion too!

Whether it be Leuchtturm1917 notebooks or BAYHA scalpels, German precision has helped produce some of the finest products in our shop. We take a look at a few of our German manufacturers and find out a bit more about them.

#1 Faber-Castell



In 1761, Kasper Faber was a cabinet maker in a small town in Germany called Stein. He produced pencils in his spare time, and he soon became so successful that he was able to start his own business. 253 years later Faber-Castell is one of the largest manufacturers of artist materials such as pencils and pens. Loved by artist’s across the world, Faber-Castell had to be our number one German champion!

Take a look at our Faber-Castell range here.

#2 Leuchtturm1917


Founded in 1917 and based in Hamburg, Leuchtturm1917 have almost a centuries worth of experience producing top quality stationary. In the 1960’s Leuchtturm1917 was the leading manufacturer of postage stamp and coin albums, now their notebooks and Springback binders are loved for their classic design. With launch of Whitelines LINK, a new generation of writing paper that can be digitised using a Smartphone app, Leuchtturm1917 have proven that they are at they are still at the top of their game.

See all our Leuctturm1917 products here.

#3 Rico


From Papier Mache Letters to Crochet Hat Kits, you name it Rico have got it covered. Established in 1974, Rico may be a young buck compared to their counterparts above, but that doesn’t mean to say they don’t have the same clout. With sleek packaging and top quality products, Rico are a firm favourite here at Fred Aldous.

Take a look at what Rico have on offer here.

#4 Rotring


Based in Hamburg, Rotring have been manufacturing pens since 1928. Rotring translates to ‘Red ring’, so you will find that all Rotring pens have a trademark red ring around the barrel of their pens. Not to be beaten by the rise of Computer Aided Design, which saw the use of technical pens diminish, Rotring stood fast and launched a range of new products, ensuring that they would be successful to this day.

Buy from the Rotring range here.

#5 Marabu


Founded in 1859 by Albert Martz, Marabu began life as a supply shop for artists and architects in Stuttgart. By 1909 the company were producing drawing equipment, artist paints and were trading under the Marabu name. To this day are regarded as one of the leading ink manufacturers in the world.

Try our Marabu range here.




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