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About Us

Manufacturing Process

Derwent pencils are made in the UK by The Cumberland Pencil Company. We have been making pencils in Cumbria since 1832 and are proud of our heritage.

We combine traditional pencil making skills with state of the art manufacturing techniques. Let’s take a closer look at how pencils are made today in our factory.

Our Standards

Quality

At Derwent we pride ourselves on making a high quality, British product. We operate a successful quality management system that complies with the internationally recognised standard, ISO 9001.

Environment

We're aware just how important it is to protect the world around us. Without wood, we wouldn’t have pencils!

We comply with the internationally recognised environmental management standard, ISO 14001 and hold a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for developing a unique, solvent free paint application system which has greatly improved the air quality in this production area.

We have also been awarded the BOSS Federation Environmental Award for the past 11 years.

Health and Safety

We make sure we look after all our employees and ensure they are kept safe when working in our factory. In 2013, we were awarded the prestigious RoSPA Order of Distinction Award for Occupational Health and safety excellence.

The Order of Distinction Award is only open to those companies who have already achieved 17 consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards.

 

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