Faber-Castell is one of the world's largest and oldest manufacturers of pens, pencils, other office supplies and art supplies, as well as high-end writing instruments and luxury leather goods. Founded by Kaspar Faber in 1761, Faber-Castell specializes in the design and production of everything from top quality graphite and color pencils to pens and watercolors.
During his visit, Schifferens held a meeting with the director of Faber-Castell in Tehran, Seifollah Pouya Rad. He paid a visit to a number of FC branches and attended a dinner party with a number of Iranian artists and sales representatives.
Addressing the guests, Schifferens expressed gratitude to the success of his company in Iran, adding that Faber-Castell supplies the Iranian market with high-end products and luxury goods.
Also addressing the guests, Pouya Rad thanked Schifferens and Braun for visiting the country and for paying special attention to the Iranian market. He said, “Germany and Iran share cultural and historic commonalities. These commonalities are so deep-seated that some historians believe they originate from the same race. It is such commonalities that have made Iran a lucrative market for German products and services.”
He went on to state, “Fasber-Castell is one of the engines of modern German economy. It is a household name the world over. People feel nostalgic when they hear the name Faber-Castel. Iranians have great memories using its products. We are proud of representing the company’s high-end products for the past 45 years. We have always tried to supply a wide range of products in our market. We always thank our customers for using products designed and made by Faber-Castell.
Pouya Rad further said that his regional company will always supply the Iranian market with high-end Faber-Castell products all while meeting the global health standards and modern practices.
Also speaking, Schifferens said the company plans to expand its cooperation and market in Iran, adding that there should be more gatherings as such because they help improve relations and increase product awareness in the market.
He also touched upon the 45 years of cooperation with Pouya Rad and added that this has all been possible through mutual trust and the fact that Faber-Castell and Damonfar have been working together as a family.
According to Schifferens, with 250 years of experience, Faber-Castell is one of the world's largest and oldest manufacturers of office supplies. It is headquartered in Stein, Germany. Established in 1761, the Faber-Castell Group, as well as the family and tradition, run deep through the company. Charles von Faber-Castell represents the ninth generation to be involved in a business in more than 100 countries. It is the family which founded and continues to exercise leadership within the corporation.
He lauded Pouya Rad for his 45 years of partnership and efforts to make Faber-Castell a household name in Iran. He said the success has come despite the economic downturn in recent years.
Schifferens further thanked Pouya Rad for holding the biennial painting exhibition of Damonfar in Tehran which is designed to support young talents. He said none of the success stories could have been possible without the much-needed support from Iranian customers. Naturally, there will always be problems for any business and work. But I want to make one thing clear. Faber-Castell will always stand by its partners in Iran and will always support and care for its customers within the framework of the law. We will continue this great and constructive partnership, because I truly believe that there are far bigger business achievements ahead of us.”