William Penn was established in India in 2002 and was the first multi-brand retailer to present fine writing equipment to discerning consumers in India.
Our very first Indian store in Koramangala, Bangalore was the first fully fledged walk through stationery store the likes of which had not been seen in the country before. Over the course of the following two years we noted an increasing level of interest in premium quality pens. As a result, in 2004 we opened our first store dedicated solely to fine writing instruments in Forum Mall, Bangalore. The store also carried top quality men's accessories sourced from only the best brands in the world. Brands like Montblanc, Caran d'Ache, S.T.Dupont, Sheaffer to name just a few.
In the following years the company has gone from strength to strength. Now established as India's leading retailer of fine writing instruments we are extending our activities into high quality men's accessories.
Our retail network is now made up of over 20 stores established in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad. The growth continues despite a more difficult trading environment in 2013 as we will extend our outlets with additional stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai and extending our reach with new stores in to Cochin, Ahmadabad and Kolkata. In addition we have partnered with Shopper's Stop and operate William Penn Counters in several of their stores.
As an extension of our retail service to our customers we launched our E. Commerce portal in 2011 to allow customers to browse and shop from the comfort of their own armchairs both within India and farther afield.
William Penn has built a strong distribution network across India and offer customised services to our corporate clients in all the major centres. As a result of the growth in these two key areas we have become the biggest independent distributor for Sheaffer in the World.
Under the guidance of our CEO and senior management team, William Penn is committed to giving our customers both the best choice of the highest quality branded merchandise and the highest standards of customer service in everything we do. Following these two foundation stones of our philosophy will allow us to build an even stronger company and to serve you even better in the future.