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The company was founded in 1922 in Hennef by Carl Räuchle as a workshop for turned fountain pens . For a long time, the brand was almost unknown. It gained notoriety in the 1950s, when diplomat as one of the first manufacturers in Germany brought a ballpoint pen on the market, making popular from the United States ballpoint pen in Germany. In 1958 Diplomat introduced the first cartridge filler . The concept spread very quickly in the episode.
In the 1980s Diplomat was taken over by the Stuttgart-based company Imco, in 1996 Herlitz bought the brand and continued it as an independent subsidiary, the production moved to Berlin . In 2001 the production was moved to the Saxon Cunewalde . There, the stationery brand Markant were already produced in the GDR. In 2004 Diplomat was sold to Helit . On September 1, 2016, Diplomat passed to French entrepreneur Mathias Ringeard, who now serves as Managing Director of Diplomat Deutschland GmbH.
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It is the combination of an exceptional know-how and high quality materials, that allows our pens, to stand the test of time and anchor the link between generations. We chose metal as manufacturing material, to ensure a perfect balance and impact resistance, to all of our ranges. Our fountain pen nibs are custom made from Stainless Steel and 14K Gold, both offering a real writing comfort and a unique sensation of control.