State of the art technology

Since its creation in 1918 to modern times PILOT has continually innovated and pushed the boundaries of the technology applied to writing instruments. Today PILOT is one of the only manufacturers in the world able to perform all the stages necessary in developing a writing instrument. This is due to a particularly successful research and development service, an integrated design department, a powerful manufacturing facility and a sales network spread throughout all the continents.

This production integration strategy has led PILOT to set up manufacturing facilities all over the world. Each one of them specialises entirely in a product range in order to optimise its technological expertise.

 JAPANESE FACTORIES

HIRATSUKA

HIRATSUKA

Product development to manufacturing of our fountain pens, mechanical pencils, printer related products, precision devices and jewellery are integrated at this plant.

ISESAKI

ISESAKI

This plant integrates precision machining and mass production of ball point pens, water based ink ball point pens and pencil leads.

PILOT INK CO.

PILOT INK CO.

Expertise in the chemical technology of inks. Liquid ink and the thermosensitive ink used in the FriXion were developed here.



FRENCH FACTORIES

ALLONZIER-LA-CAILLE

ALLONZIER-LA-CAILLE

This factory is specialized in the manufacturing of the european flagships products: Fineliner, V5, V7, G1, G2, G2 Pixie, G-2 Lumini, Alphagel et B2P.