History

     

1947

Maped company founded as 'Manufacture d'Articles de Précision Et de Dessin'. With as initial activity, the manufacture of brass compasses  
 

   

1980

Maped joins the 'Groupement des Fabricants de la Papeterie' (GFP), an Economic Interest Group (EIG) which mutualises its commercial resources to improve its distribution.  
 

   

1985

First diversification within the company - Maped begins to produce scissors.  
 

   

1992

 The process of diversification continues! Maped buys the company Mallat (manufacturer of erasers) and begins to produce and sell erasing products.
 

   

1993

To provide a competitive industrial base for its diversifications and international expansion, Maped creates a production subsidiary in China: Maped Stationery LTD. Production diversification continues by adding the manufacture of staplers, hole punches and other office accessories.



   

 

1996
1998

 

Maped continues to pursue growth across the different markets of school accessories and framing. 

1996 : Manufacture of pencil sharpeners

1997 : Manufacture of school accessories

1998 : Manufacture of framing tools Maped becomes once more commercially independent in France following the dissolution of the GFP

 

   

1999

Maped launches within the 'creative leisure' market and creates its Argentinian subsidiary Maped Argentina
 

   

2002

Creation of a subsidiary in Mexico (Maped SILCO) and construction of a factory predominantly serving regional markets
 

   

2003

The subsidiary Maped do Brasil is created. First TV communication campaign in France
 

   

2004

A new visual identity for the Maped brand.
 

   

2005

Maped Canada and Maped USA subsidiaries created.

Maped launches its colouring range with Color'Peps coloured pencils.
 

   

2006

German subsidiary created by purchasing the helit group, specialising in office accessories and its DIPLOMAT writing range. Greek subsidiary Maped Hellas created
 

   

2008

 Work begins on the construction of our new Chinese factory.
The Freewriter writing range, aimed at young people, is launched on the market.
 

   

2009

Maped Turkey subsidiary created
 

   

2010

Maped Romania, Maped Holland and Maped UK subsidiaries created Inauguration of a new 35,000m² factory combining all of Maped's Chinese manufacturing plants.

 
 

   

 2011

Maped India and Peru subsidiaries created.

ISO 14001 certification for Helit.



   

2012

Maped Russia subsidiary created. Maped buys the company Helix (UK & USA)

A new visual identity for the Maped brand.

ISO 14 001 certification for Maped Mexico

 

   

2013

ISO 14 001 and OHSAS 18 001 certifications for Maped France.