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May 27, 2016

The cream of continental business talent will be celebrated at the fifth annual European Families in Business Awards in Berlin on 21 June.

The cream of continental business talent will be celebrated at the fifth annual European Families in Business Awards in Berlin on 21 June.

Family business leaders and business school experts on the judging panel for CampdenFB have shortlisted the 30 best of the best from more than 250 nominations across six categories. Close to 1,000 companies have been nominated since 2012.

April 8, 2016

Adult colouring book craze prompts growth at Faber-Castell; Tata patriarch defends sale of UK steelworks; and Mixed first quarter for high street giant H&M

Adult colouring book craze prompts growth at Faber-Castell

A surge in the number of people buying adult colouring books has caused double-digit growth at German writing instruments manufacturer Faber-Castell.

The eighth-generation family firm has been forced to run extra shifts in its factory to keep up with demand, Sandra Suppa from Faber-Castell told The Independent.

Adult colouring books have become a surprise success in bookshops and have sold some 16 million copies worldwide.

December 11, 2015

Mary von Faber-Castell appointed to Faber-Castell board; Walmart Launches mobile payment system for smartphones; and Hanwha promotes chairman’s eldest son

Mary von Faber-Castell appointed to Faber-Castell board

Countess Mary von Faber-Castell, the wife of Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, CEO of the eponymous stationary manufacturer, will be appointed to the firm’s management board early next year, according to a company statement.

The countess is set to become the fifth member of the board but will continue to head up the cosmetics division, where she previously held the role of managing director.

July 13, 2011

Faber-Castell is celebrating 250 years of pencil making. Count von Faber-Castell, veteran family business icon and the chairman of the eponymous company, talks to Peter Crush about the challenges the company faces today and how they have changed since his last FB interview seven years ago.

It’s odd to label a business as belonging to a bygone age when its sales are worth more than €500 million a year. Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, the eighth generation head of German pencil and writing instruments company Faber- Castell, understands the apparent irony.

July 1, 2004

Faber-Castell, the eighth-generation family-controlled writing instruments group, is showing no signs of retrenchment but just how long will its creative streak last?

Scott McCulloch is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Faber-Castell, the eighth-generation family-controlled writing instruments group, is showing no signs of retrenchment but just how long will its creative streak last?

Faber-Castell is keen to set the record straight from the outset. The family business is not a German pencil-maker that exports but an international group with 15 factories round the world and 5,500 employees.
 

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