Jakar International Limited, an established family business since 1949, was founded by Lydia Sacki and Julius Kaufmann. Lydia’s son Kenneth joined the company in the mid-1950s and her grandson Paul, the current owner and MD, joined the company in 1979.
In the beginning, the company imported drawing instruments and Cuckoo Clocks from Germany. Soon after, other stationery products were added to the range.
Since 1960, Jakar have been importing and distributing Caran d’Ache colour products and writing instruments and also other artists’ materials which complement the Caran d’Ache ranges.
The company has grown into a successful, established business selling both quality own branded Jakar products as well as the Caran d’Ache ranges of colour and office products.