Pentel Co., Ltd. is a privately held Japanese company which produces stationery products. The name is a combination of the English words penand tell (as in, telling a story). Pentel is also the inventor of non-permanent marker technology.
Most Pentel products are manufactured in Japan, Taiwan and France. Yukio Horie, who was the President of the company until his death in 2010, had invented the fibre or felt-tipped pen in the 1960s.