Tombow aims to be both advanced and affordable. The company was founded in Japan in 1913. The company was founded in 1913. They sold wood-case lead, as well as colored pencils. At the time, every student in Japan had a Tombow pencil. As the decades passed, Tombow developed roller ball pens, as well as other art and office supplies. The US branch was founded in 1983 in California. It was later moved to Suwanee, Georgia. The main factory is found in Shinshiro. Aside from high quality products, Tombow cares about mother nature. They have a series of recycled products like colored pencils.