Friday, January 22, 2016

Graf von Faber-Castell died – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell

The head of the pin manufacturer Faber-Castell, Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, is dead. As a company spokeswoman announced on Friday, died on Thursday at his family home American Houston. He was 74 years old. The entrepreneur is survived by his wife and four children. He headed Faber-Castell in its eighth generation, and for almost 40 years.

Born in Bamberg on June 7, 1941 Graf von Faber-Castell initially studied law and then worked as an investment banker in London and New York. In 1978 he became the sole managing partner of the Faber-Castell Group and later with the conversion to a non-listed corporation whose CEO.

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In the current business year (31.3.) expects Faber-Castell with around 7,500 employees around the world record sales of over 600 million euros. For earnings, the company makes no tradition of information.

For more than 250 years, this traditional company produces, among other things in Stein near Nuremberg. The manufacturers of writing, drawing and cosmetic pencils generates around 70 percent of its sales outside Europe


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