About Zebra Pen

Zebra Pen Canada Corporation, founded in 1995, is a leader in writing instrument manufacturing and sales. Our company is as unique as the products we sell. Our mission, “To Create Users”, requires the commitment of all employees and drives us to challenge ourselves, to listen to our customers, and to deliver a promise of quality, value and innovation.

Our parent company, founded in 1897, has long upheld the quality, value and innovation standards that we follow to this day. At Zebra Pen we pride ourselves on delivering innovative and quality products to the writing instrument category. We strive to achieve quality on all levels of production starting from design, to manufacturing, packaging, distribution and customer support.

The Zebra trademark was adopted in 1914. Legend has it that Mr. Ishikawa, founder of Zebra Co. Ltd., wanted a company name that would be memorable and also 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.

Zebra Pen Canada Corporation offers an extensive line of writing instruments including ball point pens and gel pens, highlighters, mechanical pencils, and refills. We stand behind our name and guarantee quality, satisfaction and an ultimate writing performance.