EDISON, NJ, September 7, 2022 - Zebra Pen Corp., a global leader in the writing instrument space, is celebrating its 40th anniversary for Zebra Pen in the United States. Zebra Pen has grown from a small pen manufacturing company to an internationally recognized authority in writing instruments.

Its parent company, Zebra Co. Ltd. was founded in Tokyo, Japan, in 1897 by Mr. Tokumatsu Ishikawa to manufacture traditional brush pens used in writing Japanese characters. The company has remained true to its roots but has expanded its offering into a wide array of writing instruments serving the needs of both the traditional and creative writing consumer.

Recognizing the size and potential of the U.S. market, Zebra decided to establish an independent entity based in New Jersey charged with the establishment and growth of the Zebra brand. In 1982, a then small team of dedicated individuals embarked on a journey to carry Zebra’s long and humble history of innovation and commitment to quality within the U.S.

Zebra Pen CEO Clem Restaino remarked, "Today, after 40 years, Zebra U.S. is continuing to grow through new strategies, market penetration, and innovation thanks to the support of our parent Zebra Japan, which is celebrating 125 years since being founded in 1897."

To celebrate this milestone anniversary of 40 years, Zebra Pen U.S. will be running a campaign during the months of September and October. Leveraging innovations in QR Code and Augmented Reality technology via social media consumers will have a chance to Find Their Zen with Zebra Pen at an Arizona Spa along with additional chances to win secondary prizes, which included a limited edition 40th Anniversary Zebra Sharbo Gold Plated Pen.


About Zebra Pen Corporation
Zebra Pen Corporation was founded in New York in August 1982 as an independent corporation wholly owned by Zebra Co., Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan. A New Jersey-based writing instrument manufacturer, Zebra Pen Corporation’s mission is to distribute products that are of the highest quality, providing value to consumers and meeting their overall writing and creative needs with a wide variety of products. Zebra Pen Corporation offers a full line of writing and creative products, including ballpoint pens, gel pens, rollerball pens, mechanical pencils, highlighters, porous pens/markers and brush pens. Today, with over 40 years of excellence behind them in the USA, Zebra Pen Corporation is leading the way with a wide range of quality writing and creative products including STEEL®, SARASA®, Z-Grip®, Zensations® and MILDLINER™ brands. For more information, visit ZebraPen.com.