For 100 years, PILOT has stood for the development and innovation of new writing instruments. By 1918, the first writing instruments had already been placed on the market in Japan by Ryosuke Namiki and Masao Wada. Back then, as a tribute to their shared passion, sea travel and the sea, the founding fathers named their brand PILOT, inspired by seafaring pilots. PILOT combines creativity, innovation and design, and is among the worlds leading manufacturers in the field of writing instrument technology. To this day, PILOT is one of few such companies worldwide that is in a position to independently implement every stage of the development of a writing instrument.