|Pelikan Holding AG|
|Key People:||Hooi Keat Loo (CEO)|
Pelikan is a German manufacturer of fountain pens and other writing, office and art equipment. Credited with the invention of the differential-piston filling method, the original company was founded in Hanover in 1832 before it went bankrupt and restarted. Pelikan A.G. is now a Swiss incorporated subsidiary of Pelikan International.
The notable history of Pelikan began with the model "100" and the modified 100N (both fountain pens), which sparked the genesis of the company's distinctive styling.
Pelikan still manufactures many of their expensive pens using Cellulose acetate, instead of the more modern plastics used by most other major pen makers.
Pelikan also makes entry-level fountain pens and fountain pens for school pupils, for example "Pelikano" and "Future,". The Griffix 'Learn to Write' system was released in 2009 and starts at a wax crayon up to a fountain pen with right and left handed grip profiles.
Pelikan also manufactures several grades of ink for use in fountain pens and dip pens.
In 2009 Pelikan purchased its rival Herlitz.
Current Pelikan product lines are:
|Type||Range of Products|
|Writing instruments|| Fountain pens, ballpoint pens, mechanical pencils, pen refills,|
inks, erasers, marker pens, highlighters
|Arts and crafts|| Graphite and colored pencils, brushes, wax crayons, oil pastels,|
moulding clay, chalks, drawing inks, erasers, papers
|Printers||cartridges, papers, fax papers and accessories|
- Pelikanol — a white glue first made in 1904, similar in composition to today's glue sticks with a distinct marzipan scent.
Notes and references
- Pelikan (Official homepage)
- Pelikan Online Shop (Official Shop in Germany)
- Limited Edition History
- Pelikan Reference (at Pentrace)
- Pelikan History (at Pentrace)
- Most complete visual reference of Pelikan fountain pens
- Info for Pelikan fans and collectors
- HP sues Pelikan Template:De icon
- Pelikan's eraser collection
- A gallery of vintage advertisement