KOH-I-NOOR HARDTMUTH a.s. is one of the world leaders in the production and distribution of first-rate stationery for artists, schools and offices. The company is a member of the KOH-I-NOOR holding a.s. Group.
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The company was founded by Josef Hardtmuth in 1790 in Vienna; however, the production of graphite leads was relocated to České Budějovice in 1848. In the course of time, the KOH-I-NOOR pencils managed to achieve great success at a number of world exhibitions. The products were awarded in many world exhibitions, to name a few, 1855 in New York, 1856, 1900 and 1925 in Paris, 1862 in London, 1882 in Vienna and 1905 in Milan. Over the years, the production of graphite leads has been joined by a complete assortment of products in four main categories: assortment for artists (ART), school assortment (SCHOOL), office assortment (OFFICE) and hobby assortment (HOBBY). Their structure and scope is governed by requirements arising within the individual categories. In other words, the KOH-I-NOOR Company is continually observing developments and contemporary trends in the industry, while updating and perfecting the range of its products on the basis of demand.