TOZ Penkala

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TOZ Penkala
Tvornica olovaka Zagreb d.d.
Founded1937; 86 years ago (1937)
HeadquartersZagreb, Croatia
Area served
Central and Southeast Europe
Key people
Tihomir Lalić CEO
ProductsWriting implements, art materials, office supplies
Number of employees

TOZ Penkala (full Croatian: Tvornica olovaka Zagreb, meaning Zagreb pencil factory) is a Croatian manufacturing company of stationery products, based in Zagreb. It is a leading manufacturer of school and office accessories in Central and Southeast Europe. The company's operations were restarted in 2016, after a brief period of inactivity.[1]


The company was established in 1937. From a small plant for the manufacture of pencils and pastels has grown into today's modern joint-stock company with a long tradition in the production of school and office accessories.

The tradition of writing utensils in Zagreb reaches to the past thanks to the work of Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, one of the region's leading inventors of 20th century, in 1906. He patented and started with production of mechanical pencil and in 1907 with the fountain pen.

From the initial production of classic writing, the company has expanded the product range of modern products for writing, drawing and painting. New technologies, functionality, high quality and standard have affirmed the TOZ as a reliable partner in business circles in the whole world.

Thanks to the successful collaboration with engineer Krunoslav Penkala, son of Slavoljub Penkala, the company entered the tradition of Penkala in the business and introducing of product under that trademark in 2000 and the change of the company name in 2001.


Current products manufactured by TOZ Penkala include:[2]

Type Products
Writing implements Fountain pens, inks, ballpoint pens, refills, graphite pencils
Art materials colored pencils, pastels, temperas, watercolors, modelling clays
Office supplies Correction fluids, adhesives, glue sticks, folders


  1. ^ LEGENDARNA ZAGREBAČKA TVORNICA PONOVNO POKRENULA PROIZVODNJU Uključili stare strojeve i vratili radnike by Dean Žugčić, 12 Dec 2016
  2. ^ Products on TOZ Penkala website, as of 3 Dec 2019

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