Top 8 Stationery Brands in India
March 20, 2021
Stationery is not just paper or pen for people now; it has forayed into the minds of people as a passion for collecting the quirkiest of stationery. Stationery has become great learning support for many because it brings up the interest in kids and adults with its fancy designs, colors, or prints. With innovations in education and learning, these top 8 stationery brands in India are on a constant exploration of unique stationery ideas to grab a wider customer base. From historic, well-known names to upcoming brands, these brands have created something for everyone – minimalistic to fantastic. Read on to learn more about the top 8 best stationery brands in India:
- Navneet Publications
Navneet was founded in the year 1959 by Gala Family in Mumbai. Earlier a publication company, Navneet started its stationary business in 1993. It is now leading in the list of India’s largest paper stationery brand. The roots of their business spread into three sections – Stationery, Publication, and Others. They are manufacturing Non-Paper Stationery like pencils, colors, erasers, rulers, sharpeners, compass boxes and other art materials. They trade their stationery products under the sub-brands like “Vikas”, “Navneet” and ‘FfUuNn’.
Established in 1984, the Repro India Stationery Company provided integrated print solutions. It began as a small scale printing press in 1990 that grew into a comprehensive, international publishing industry services company. Its footprints span in four continents from Asia and Africa to the U.S. and the U.K., Repro has been serving the globe with its pioneering industry solutions for nearly three decades. The company has technically progressing in its printing factories and is now able to provide multiple products like books, e-books and other interactive content to its customers.
- Sundaram Multi Pap Limited
Founded in 1985 in Mumbai as a paper stationery manufacturing company, the company has grown by many folds and diversified into various other verticals of business. With a wide range of over 200 products today, Sundaram sells more than 5 lakh books everyday through its strong distribution network of 15000 dealers and distributors. The brand Sundaram stands for trust, quality products and for a legacy. They design, manufacture and market paper stationery products – exercise note books, long books, note pads, scrap books, drawing books, graph books – for students of all ages, as well as office/ corporate stationery products and printing, writing & packaging paper.
- ITC Classmates
Established in 2003, Classmate stands its ground since then as the number one brand in notebooks with an annualized consumer spend of INR 14 crore. Classmate stands for identifying and celebrating the uniqueness of every child. The brand encourages each user to nurture the skills and interests that make them special, with confidence, to make their dreams, reality. This brand offers a comprehensive stationery portfolio with ball, gel & roller pens and wood-cased & mechanical pencils,geometry boxes and compass kits,erasers, sharpeners and rulers and art stationery products like wax crayons, plastic crayons, sketch pens and oil pastels.
- Kokuyo Camlin Limited
“Camlin”, was started in 1946 as Ink manufacturers and slowly they started producing other print and stationery products. Kokuyo Camlin is a joint venture between Kokuyo, Japan, and Camlin India. Kokuyo is a Japan-based company with more than a 100-year-old history. It is a leading marketer in stationery, institutional furniture, and catalogue sales and has its presence in many countries throughout Asia. Kokuyo Camlin is the leading manufacturer of art materials, fountain pens, marker pens, inks, colors, pencils, oil pastels and other stationery products. The All-India Camel Colour Contest, initiated by Camlin, is entered into the Guinness World Records as the Largest Art Competition with the participation of 48.5 lakh students from across the country. To add to its credit, Camlin opened its first module pre-school in Mumbai in 2009, named as Camlin Alphakids Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of the company.
- Archies Limited
Archies was started in 1979 by Anil Moolchandani. Initially it sold song books, posters and leather patches. The company’s main product, greeting cards, was introduced in 1980 for major Indian festivals. The company went public in 1995. In 1998, it was listed on the National Stock Exchange of India and Bombay Stock Exchange. Archies had become a recognized brand – and a household name. The Archies Gallery chain came next. This first-of-its kind concept-store opened in Kamla Nagar, Delhi. Archies Limited is India’s market leader in the social expression industry with over 60% market share in the organized sector. It has grown from a cards-only company to a complete social expressions company.
- Rabbit Stationery Pvt. Ltd.
Known as the first of its kind to manufacture erasers, the brand has been nurtured with innovations and revolutionized by the simple products that have undergone the tests of time and are today the most preferred brand by the millennial generation. This company was established in the year 1972, and since then it has maintained its quality, turning it into a pioneering manufacturer of stationery products in India. With a strong vision and strategic roadmap to the success, it has diversified into the manufacturing of corporate gifts, pre-printing, promotion and packaging materials coupled with top-class delivery and logistics infrastructure with an unrivalled level of service to customers.
Jagruti initiated its journey with a grocery store in one of the many Bombay lanes. It went on to become one of the most popular stationery brands in the country after its launch in 1969 under Maharashtra Book Manufacturing Company. Jagruti now boasts over 2500 products each one of which is articulately designed to its last detail. They aimed at maximizing their production and minimizing turn-around-time with state-of-the-art manufacturing houses and technologies. They deliver paper stationery across India and around the world.