We earn our stripes so that we can create loyal and happy users. We are committed to empowering people to fully capture and express life’s moments personally and professionally. This future will continue to be shaped by the evolving needs of our consumers and customers as well as the ideas and creativity of our people.
We empower people to fully capture and express the moments in life that are most important to them through our unique approach to our products.
Zebra Pen Corporation was founded in New York in August 1982 as an independent corporation wholly owned by Zebra Co. Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan. The Zebra trademark was adopted in 1914. It is said that Mr. Ishikawa, founder of Zebra Co. Ltd., wanted a company name that would be memorable and appropriate for their export business to other countries. He took an English/Japanese dictionary and, opening it Japanese style from the back, started with the “Z” words. He stopped at “Zebra”.
Upon further research, Mr. Ishikawa found that zebras are gentle animals with a strong family herding instinct. This was an important attribute since he wanted to build a business in which employees and customers were all part of a family-like culture. The fact that the zebra looks like it is decorated with large calligraphic pen strokes may have also appealed to the visual image he was seeking.
Today, the Zebra Pen brand is as unique as the products we sell. Zebra Pen Corporation offers an extensive line of writing instruments including ballpoint pens, highlighters, mechanical pencils, gel rollers, and correction pens. We stand behind our name and guarantee quality, satisfaction, and ultimate writing performance.
At Zebra, the employees are our biggest asset. We depend on the skills, intelligence, and experience they bring. We believe personal growth is the key to success for both Zebra Pen and its employees.
We also believe that learning and development helps employees see beyond their potential and make the most of their talents. At Zebra, we own our position, and we grow and become experts in our industry. Our positions encompass full responsibility and latitude with support for our success.
Just as we have grown our business for over 100 years, our future will continue to be shaped by the needs of our clients as well as the ideas and creativity of our people.