Staedtler Mars GmbH & Co. KG is a German fine-writing instrument company. The firm was founded by J.S. Staedtler in 1835 and produces a large variety of products including drafting pencils, lead holders, professional pens, and standard wooden pencils. It also produces plastic erasers, rulers, and other drawing/writing accessories. Staedtler has over 20 global subsidiaries and seven manufacturing facilities.