Faber-Castell Australia


The Faber-Castell family company was founded in 1761 when Kaspar Faber began to make his first graphite pencils in Stein, Germany. 

Today after 250 years Faber-Castell stands as the world’s oldest manufacturer of writing instruments still in family hands, and is led in the eighth generation by Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell.

His brother Count Andreas Wilhelm von Faber-Castell (Andy), is responsible for the rapidly developing Asia Pacific region of the group.


Personal Profile

Count Andreas W. von Faber-Castell

Managing Director, Asia Pacific

A.W. Faber-Castell


Count Andreas Wilhelm Eberhard von Faber-Castell, brother of Count Anton, was born near Nuremberg, Germany. He settled in Australia in 1971 and has been based here ever since.After a successful sales career at Rank Xerox, the Count, who prefers to be called Andy, built up a now prominent printing business in Sydney with several partners. 


In 1992 he took over management of Faber-Castell’s Australian operation.


Andy is the driving force behind Faber-Castell Australia’s best seller, the Connector Pen, which he introduced to the local market soon after becoming involved in the business.


In recent years he has become responsible for the development of the Faber-Castell Group within the Asia Pacific Region and oversees the company’s production units in Indonesia, Malaysia, India and China together with sales subsidiaries and agents throughout the region. 

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