On April 1, 1930, Dahle was established by Wilhelm Dahle of Coburg Germany. He created a cutting blade specific to pencil sharpeners. This blade was used by well-known companies like Faber, Lyra, and Staedtler. In 1947, Wilhelm decided to use this blade in his own Dahle branded sharpener. By the early 1960, Dahle became a well-respected name in the market.
Dahle began as a family-owned business and to this day continues to thrive on family values. After 20 years of development and growth, Wilhelm passed the reigns of ownership to his son, Gerald who continued an additional 20 years of successful expansion. Keeping on with tradition, Dahle was passed on to Wilhelm’s grandson, Gerd in 1970. Now in its 70th year of existence, this third-generation family owned business employed hundreds of workers from the towns of Coburg and Rödental Germany.
In 2002, Dahle was purchased by the Erwin Müller Group and later merged with the Novus brand to form Novus Dahle of Lingen Germany. Now with almost 90 years of innovation and product development, the Dahle philosophy remains the same, to continue to create safe and efficient products that best serve the needs of their customers. The Dahle brand is recognized for producing high quality office products and business machines and offers distribution to over ninety countries.
Dahle strives to create sustainable manufacturing and distribution processes that limit the impact on the environment. They take this responsibility seriously and are continuously improving their global footprint under the Environmental Management Standard EN ISO 14001. Dahle recognizes that top-quality materials, flawless workmanship, and superior functionality are the three elements to creating a product that endures. These defining factors are of the utmost importance to Dahle in their quest to improve the work-life of individuals throughout the world.