Founded formally on the 4 June 1993 as Natal Stationery cc and later changed to National Stationery cc as the scope of the business grew, the corporation imports and wholesales stationery, DIY, party, and general merchandise related products to the retail trade in Southern Africa.
The corporation operates from a head office in Dube Trade Zone near Durban.
All stock is held in Durban and orders are processed centrally, from where road carriers deliver direct to the customers.
National Stationery employs around 90 persons, among them 22 sales representatives who cover almost the entirety of South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana, as well as sales agents who operate within the neighbouring countries of Swaziland and Zimbabwe. National Stationery is renowned for the diligence with which the sales force service its customers on a very regular schedule.
The corporation supplies to a variety of retail sectors, including stationers, pharmacies, gift, craft and toy shops, wholesalers, independent self-service stores, supermarkets, and several national chain stores.
National Stationery is continually seeking new product to extend and enhance its range and strives to remain abreast with international and local market trends. Registered trademarks include the abbreviated name "Nat-Stat", "NS" as a product prefix, and "NSTRONIC" which is its electronic calculator brand name. Our pride and joy lies in the ‘RETRO’ pen which is one of National Stationery’s most successful ball pen brands.
National Stationery acquired the long established Scripto Stationery Brand in 2009. National Stationery has incorporated Scripto into its current setup and has successfully re-launched the Scripto Brand as a major player in the South African market.
2010 brought with it the FIFA World Cup in South Africa and National Stationery were proud to be chosen as one of the official FIFA Stationery suppliers for the tournament. This was an outstanding opportunity and honour to be a part of such a momentous occasion.
2021 was the next milestone for National Stationery as it saw the launch of its Home Story “HS” brand which is dedicated to quality general merchandise, party, and DIY products.
National Stationery has since inception achieved steady year on year growth and has matured into a trusted and well-liked supplier within the Southern African marketplace. The corporations continued dedication to advancing and improving its NS, Scripto and HS brands shall surely result in further success and see these trusted products develop into household names.