OUR HISTORY

Since 1918, we have been creating erasers, school supplies and inerasable memories.
Immerse yourself in 100 years of innovative launches and products!

The ‘20s

In 1918, the kneaded eraser was born

The first kneaded eraser was manufactured using synthetic rubber and is still being sold today. It was an immediate success; erasers became popular and MILAN became synonymous with “eraser”.

The ‘40s

Our own machinery

In the full swing of industrial development, the factory was modernised by creating our own specific machinery.

The ‘50s

Shipping exports

Erasers are sold in Chile, Colombia and Venezuela.

The ‘60s

Nata 624

The first plastic resin-based eraser wrapped in pink cellophane.

Automatic machinery

The first automatic machines were developed right in the workshop, thus increasing production capacity and helping to cope with the increasing demand for erasers.

The ‘80s

5020 extra soft

The first extra soft plastic eraser was created. With a high absorption capacity, it rubs out without leaving a trace.

The ‘90s

Expansion

MILAN erasers start being sold all over the world and the erasers range gets bigger.

2003

MILAN pencil case

Launch of the first pencil case. It is a great success amongst children and young people.

2005

MILAN Calculators

Developed in collaboration with the University of Girona’s (UdG) Department of Computer Architecture & Technology.

2008

Scissors

Children’s scissors with a rounded tip made out of stainless steel.

Sharpeneraser

The innovative combination of an eraser with a pencil sharpener.

2009

Electric eraser

For erasing lines and squiggles more easily and precisely. Aimed at professionals in design, architecture and fines arts.

Pencil sharpener

The pencil sharpener was created in different styles – with and without shavings containers.

2010

P1 Pens

A new line of innovative and functional pens.

2011

Flexibox

Coloured pencils arrive in an innovative case: Flexibox.

2013

Eraser & Pencil

A new generation of mechanical pencils with a large eraser.

2014

Cúter

Light and ergonomic ceramic blade cutter.

2015

Paperbook

Notebook with sewn binding that can be opened out flat.

2016

Compact correction tape

With a unique design suitable for the left-handed.

2017

Capsule Ballpen

The pen line becomes bigger with the CAPSULE design.

2018

Backpacks

Backpacks with unique designs. Matching pencil cases and folders.

International presence

MILAN products are sold in more than 120 countries.

Ergo Grip

A new generation of pencils is born with a unique shape patented by MILAN.