Stabilo was founded as Grossberger & Kurz Bleistiftfabrik (pencil company) in Nuremberg in 1855 and acquired by the Schwanhäusser family in 1865. Taking the first part from the family name, the company was renamed Schwan Bleistiftfabrik and started using the swan logo as one of the earliest trademarks. In the 1930s, it expanded into cosmetic pencils, and this side of the business has grown to a significant part of the company since the 1970s.
Already the No.1 trusted Highlighter brand with the BOSS, STABILO has established itself as the No.1 brand of pen amongst young people all over Europe. The reason: STABILO products stand for design, trends and lifestyle. The needs and wants of those who write, highlight or draw with STABILO are now central to product development from the very beginning. This results in innovative and high-quality products perfectly suited to modern lifestyles.