TOZ Penkala

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TOZ Penkala
Tvornica olovaka Zagreb d.d.
Public
Founded 1937
Headquarters Zagreb, Croatia
Area served
Central and Southeast Europe
Key people
Tihomir Lalic CEO
Products School and office accessories
Number of employees
68
Website www.toz-penkala.hr

TOZ Penkala (full Croatian: Tvornica olovaka Zagreb) is a Croatian company from Zagreb, which produces school and office accessories. It is a leading manufacturer of school and office accessories in Central and Southeast Europe.

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The company was established in 1937. From a small plant for the manufacture of pencils and pastels has grown into today's modern joint-stock company with a long tradition in the production of school and office accessories.

The tradition of writing utensils in Zagreb reaches to the past thanks to the work of Slavoljub Penkala, one of the world's leading inventors of 20th century, in 1906. He patented and started with producing of the first mechanical pencil in the world, and in 1907 with the first fountain pen.

From the initial production of classic writing, the company has expanded product range of modern products for writing, drawing and painting. New technologies, functionality, high quality and standard have affirmed the TOZ as a reliable partner in business circles in the whole world.

Thanks to the successful collaboration with engineer Krunoslav Penkala, son of Slavoljub Penkala, the company entered the tradition of Penkala in the business and introducing of product under that trade mark in 2000 and the change of the company name in 2001.

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