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Berol Corporation
Type Subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid
Industry Stationery
Predecessor(s) Eagle Pencil Company
Founded 1969
Founder(s) Daniel Berolzheimer
Headquarters Lichfield, England
Products Writing instruments,
art materials
Parent Newell Rubbermaid

Berol was a British company that manufactured pencils, pens and other stationery items, based in Lichfield, England. Established in 1969, its handwriting pen, used in many British schools, is now more than 25 years old.

Berol is now a brand of imported products, with UK manufacturing closed[citation needed] since Berol's purchase by Sanford L.P., a division of the Newell Companies (now known as Newell Rubbermaid), in 1995.


The Eagle Pencil Company was founded by Daniel Berolzheimer, a Bavarian immigrant, in 1856 opening a pencil shop in New York City. Further acquisitions on a world-wide basis meant that the Eagle Pencil name no longer fitted a Company with such a diverse product range, therefore 1969 saw a name change to Berol Limited.[1] [2] [3] In 1986, Empire bought the Berol Corporation. In 1995, the Sanford Corporation (a division of Newell Rubbermaid since 1992) acquired Empire-Berol, where it has remained since. [4] The brand is now marketed as Berol by Papermate.


Berol's product lines include: [5]

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