Founded in Florence in 1920, F.I.L.A (Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini) has been executed by Candela family since 1956 and is continuing to increase its market share as a highly consolidated, dynamic, and innovative Italian industrial corporation. F.I.L.A has been included in the Star List by the Milan Stock Exchange in 2015. Having an annual income over 422 million € in 2016, the company has grown considerably over the last twenty years and realized a series of strategic purchases including those of the Italian Adica Pongo, the US Dixon Ticonderoga, the German LYRA, the Mexican Lapiceria Mexicana, the Brazilian Lycin and the English Daler-Rowney Lukas. It is a leading Italian name on global scale thank to its brands like F.I.L.A; Giotto, Tratto, Das, Didò, Pongo, Lyra, Dooms, Maimeri and Daler. F.I.L.A has always been focusing on growing in technologic product field and keeping on innovatons, since its foundation. Additionally, F.I.L.A. and the Group’s companies support cultural projects and collaborate with relevant institutions in order to encourage creation among individuals.