Faber-Castell Acquires Robert E. Huber: A New Era of Precision and Innovation

In a significant development within the world of fine writing instruments, Faber-Castell, the well-known German brand renowned for its premium quality and craftsmanship, has made a strategic acquisition. The company has recently added another jewel to its crown by acquiring Robert E. Huber GmbH, a celebrated manufacturer of precision mechanical products and components. This acquisition marks a significant step forward for Faber-Castell and promises a new era of precision and innovation for the brand. 

“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 helps us achieve our long-term goals.”

Stefan Leitz, CEO of Faber-Castell

Supervisory Board member Charles Graf von Faber-Castell, who was responsible for the premium division for many years, adds: “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.”

Charles Graf von Faber-Castell, Supervisory Board member of Faber-Castell

Robert E. Huber GmbH is no stranger to those who appreciate the art of writing. The company has made a name for itself by specializing in the production of high-quality writing instruments and accessories, catering to global brands with its expertise in precision engineering. This acquisition strengthens Faber-Castell’s position as a leader in the luxury writing instrument industry, and it presents numerous benefits for both companies and their loyal customers.

One of the most exciting aspects of this acquisition is the synergy between the two companies. Faber-Castell, with its rich history dating back to 1761, is known for its commitment to quality and innovation. Their dedication to producing fine writing instruments is a hallmark of excellence. In contrast, Robert E. Huber’s reputation for precision engineering and manufacturing aligns seamlessly with Faber-Castell’s ethos.

This partnership promises to bring new heights of precision and quality to Faber-Castell’s product range. Whether it’s fountain pens, rollerball pens, or mechanical pencils, customers can expect even finer craftsmanship, impeccable design, and an enhanced writing experience. The acquisition of Robert E. Huber enhances Faber-Castell’s ability to develop innovative writing instruments that will inspire creativity and elegance.

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.”

Marco Frei, Managing Director of Huber

Ms Nicole Klingel says, “We have found our ideal partner in Faber-Castell, who, like us as a family business, lives the same values and quality as a matter of course in its daily dealings with its employees, customers and suppliers. For over 30 years, this has united us in our intensive cooperation on numerous projects. We look forward to our ongoing journey together.”

Another noteworthy benefit of this acquisition is the potential for expanded product lines. Faber-Castell and Robert E. Huber can collaborate to create unique and innovative writing instruments, catering to the diverse needs and preferences of their customers. With access to Robert E. Huber’s manufacturing capabilities, Faber-Castell can explore new designs, materials, and technologies to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of fine writing instruments.

“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.

Furthermore, this acquisition opens doors for an even more global presence. Faber-Castell has always had a strong international footprint, and by joining forces with Robert E. Huber, they can further solidify their global reach and offer their exceptional products to a wider audience.

In conclusion, this acquisition of Robert E. Huber GmbH is a significant move that promises to elevate the world of fine writing instruments to new heights. As a result, customers can look forward to an even more exceptional writing experience, and the industry as a whole can anticipate exciting developments in the art of fine writing instruments. Faber-Castell has once again demonstrated its commitment to excellence, ensuring that its products continue to be cherished by connoisseurs of fine writing around the world.

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