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Faber-Castell acquires long-established company Robert E. Huber

Redaktion PSI Journal

Published on 03.11.2023

Faber-Castell – one of the globally leading companies for high-quality products for writing, drawing and creative design, as well as decorative cosmetic products – has acquired the company Robert E. Huber GmbH, a renowned manufacturer of precision mechanical products and components specializing in the production of high-quality writing instruments and accessories for global brands.

“We are delighted to welcome Robert E. Huber to the Faber-Castell Group,” said Stefan Leitz, CEO of Faber-Castell. “This acquisition is an important step that will enable us to strengthen our position in the premium writing instruments market and to expand our range of high-quality products. Working with Robert E. Huber help us achieve our long-term goals.”

Supervisory Board member Charles Graf von Faber-Castell, who was heading the premium division for many years, points out: “This acquisition is a clear commitment to the strategic importance of the premium writing segment. We are proud to partner with Robert E. Huber, who will help us deepen our expertise in precision mechanical manufacturing and further strengthen our innovative spirit with fine writing instruments.”

Huber Managing Director Marco Frei says, “Germany is for writing instruments what Switzerland is for watches. As a manufacturer, Robert E. Huber combines traditional methods from jewelry production with state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. These competencies make us a valuable manufacturing entity for fine writing instruments and accessories.”

“Time and time again, we have had Huber’s exceptional manufacturing precision and production variance to thank for very successful product launches,” says Stefan Leitz. “With this acquisition, Faber-Castell not only wants to increase its depth of added value but also further improve flexibility and speed in product development and manufacturing. The merger is a win-win for both companies,” Leitz says. “We see perspectives for a lot of growth with the integration of the Huber company ­– as well as in the expansion of the customer portfolio of the existing OEM business, and in embedding the successful Huber brand Otto Hutt in our exclusive writing instruments portfolio.

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