Hamelin is a world leader in the production and distribution of office supplies, lamps and bags for business travellers.

We have the widest range of products in the industry, including our brands Elba, Oxford, Bantex, Pierre, Linex and Unilux, which are some of the strongest on the market.

Our brands Elba, Oxford, Bantex, Linex and Unilux, which are some of the strongest on the market.

We constantly strive to supply products of the highest quality with the least environmentally harmful raw materials and processing aids in production.

All our paper products therefore come from sustainable forests where environmentally sound management of forest resources is assured.


  • Globally, we have a turnover of EUR 600 million in more than 120 countries
  • We have production at 27 factories in 11 countries
  • On a day-to-day basis, we have more than 3,000 employees in 21 countries
  • We have always been a family-owned business


Hamelin’s heritage dates back to 1864, when Ernest Hamelin opened the company Hamelin & Fils in the French town of Gardin in Normandy.

In those days, the company was involved with the production of registers and accounting books.

After World War II, Hamelin’s grandson Robert Hamelin switched the focus of the company to include the production of exercise books and notebooks.

Throughout the 1980s, Hamelin developed into a market leader in the production of educational tools and office supplies in France.

In the 1990s, Stéphane Hamelin, Jacques Piattier and Francis Werner began to expand the group on the European market through the acquisition of other companies.

At the beginning of the millennium, they acquired the Danish office supplier Bantex, which itself had acquired well-known companies such as Linex and Elba. Unilux, Enri, Favorit and John Dickinson were later added to the list.