Immediately following the Second World War, the founders of the Cleo Skribent company began to produce writing instruments in a back lot garage. With simple means, but a lot of skill and craft know-ledge, they were made in a similar manner to those of the ancient Egyptians. Thus, the first collection of writing instruments was called “Cleopatra”. In vernacular, it was Cleo.
The success of their India ink drawing instruments series “Skribent”, which were distributed throughout the former Eastern Bloc and were vital for generations of draftsmen’s daily work, brought about the second name.
Today, Cleo Skribent has specialized in the production of sophisticated fine writing instruments. The name has become not only famous in Germany, but is also known in Japan, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, the U.S. and Canada, where it is becoming synonymous with such values as solidity, tradition and quality “Made in Germany”.
It's one of only a few companies to truly produce completely in Germany. A family enterprise with history and a factory with future.