Schwan-Stabilo Logo – Schwan-STABILO is a manufacturer German pens, crayons, cosmetics as well as fluorescent labels for office use. is the largest manufacturer of fluorescent markers, the Stabilo Boss.
The company was founded with the name Bleistiftfabrik Grossberger and Kurz (pencil company) in Nuremberg in 1855 and was acquired by the family Schwanhäusser in 1865. Taking the first part of the name, the company was re named Schwan Bleistiftfabrik and began using the logo of the swan as one of the first trademarks. In the 30’s, was extended to cosmetic pencils and this part of the business has become a significant element of the company since the 70’s. In 1967 started a joint venture of Germany – Malaysia called Swan Malaysia Sdn Bhd in Malaysia. The company changed its name to Schwan-STABILO STABILO International in 1976 and 2005. It has three factories pens, one in Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany , one in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and since 1991 one in Český Krumlov , Czech Republic . Cosmetic pencils are manufactured in the company’s headquarters in Heroldsberg, Germany and the Czech Republic and sold as OEM , but not under the brand STABILO. In 2006 the total number of employees was 3000 persons, and the company earned 260 million euros this year. STABILO introduced fluorescent markers to highlight in 1971 and is the European market leader in this product category.