Koh-I-Noor is one of the leading manufacturers of art materials in the world. The company was established in Vienna in 1790, then in 1848 moved to Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. With over 220 years of history, Koh-I-Noor now produces not only top grade graphite pencils, but also many fine-art materials, like chalks, charcoals, pastels, paints, clays and a huge variety of stationery.
Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth is one of the leading manufacturers of art materials in the world. The company was founded by Josef Hardtmuth in 1790 in Vienna, then in 1848 the production of graphite leads was relocated to Ceske Budejovice, today in Czech Republic. Over the years, the production of graphite leads has been joined by a complete assortment of art products. Currently, the brand offers not only first-class graphite pencils, but also chalks, charcoals, pastels, paints, markers, drawing tools, modeling clay and a huge variety of stationery. In 2007, the holding company Koh-I-Noor includes production plants PONAS in Poland and Bulgarian Hemus plant in Burgas, where markers, marking pens and highlighters are produced.