7 Orange Street, Isithebe,
Tel: + 27 32 459 2820
Freedom Stationery was established in 1987 at Isithebe in KwaZulu-Natal with the intention of providing scholastic books to learners and students in South Africa. At a time of instability and uncertainty, Freedom Stationery committed itself to the empowerment and education of youth by manufacturing affordable scholastic material that was necessary for learning and distributing them widely in areas that needed it most. The aspiration of Freedom Stationery to grow through the development of the community around it inspired an approach that would become the objective and slogan of the company: “Education for the Nation”.
Over the past three decades, Freedom Stationery has managed to evolve from a fledgling competitor into a respected leader in the industry, producing more than 100 million books every year. Today, Freedom Stationery has five fully-fledged branches – in major centres such as Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and East London – that allow for nationwide distribution and export into neighbouring countries in Southern Africa. With warehousing in excess of 100 000 m² throughout the country, Freedom Stationery has the capacity to address stationery needs on a national scale.
The growth of Freedom Stationery can be attributed in part to its willingness to break ground and expand its offering whilst retaining its objective to support education in the country. Since 2000, Freedom Stationery has invested in key plants, machinery and facilities of production that have allowed for a wider range of high-quality products and quick delivery to an even wider customer base spanning chain stores and independents. The company also expanded itself through acquisition of brands, including Marlin – a brand of stationery that was purchased in 2003 and has become a key component of the business.
Products: Adhesives, Art & Craft, Book Covers, Gift Wraps, Books, Pads, Paper, Educational Aids, Envelops, Files & Filing, Office & School Supplies, Writing Instruments & Tools