The eighth generation

Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell (1941-2016)

Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell took over as head of the company in 1978. In the same year, he extended the portfolio by producing wood-cased cosmetic pencils for firms selling under their own labels. In the three decades that followed, the Faber-Castell Group continued its role as a global player with roots in Germany.

Eco Manager of the Year

 

A new chapter in the long tradition of social responsibility was opened in March 2000 when Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell signed an internationally valid social charter that meets the guidelines of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

In 2008, Anton-Wolfgang Graf von Faber-Castell received the „Eco Manager of the Year“ award from WWF and Capital for his commitment. In 2010 he was awarded the Cross of Merit 1st Class of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Anton-Wolfgang Graf von Faber-Castell died on 21st January 2016.

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Further generations

The fourth Generation
Baron Lothar von Faber (1817-1896) The factory develops into a company with international standing.
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The fifth Generation
Wilhelm von Faber (1851-1893)
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The sixth generation
Countess Ottilie and Count Alexander von Faber-Castell (1866-1928)
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The seventh generation
Count Roland von Faber-Castell (1905-1978)
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The eighth generation
Count Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell (1941-2016)
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The ninth generation
Managing Board & Shareholders (Ninth Generation)
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