Pilot is Japan's largest and oldest pen manufacturer and the biggest suppliers of pens, pencils and markers in the UK. The company started out in 1918 as the Namiki Manufacturing Company. As with most Japanese companies they have a reputation for making very high quality writing instruments. Pilot make a large range of ballpoint pens and gel pens and the Pilot G2 is perhaps the most famous gel pen in the world. It has a choice of a massive twenty six ink colours including pastel and metallic shades.
The Pilot Frixion range of erasable ink pens have a reputation for being the best erasable pen there is and are the most popular erasable pen in the world. They are available in several different ink colours and with a fine point, capped, retractable, and colouring pens. If you are looking for a good writing pen, then the Pilot V-system range of liquid ink pens is highly popular and very smooth writing. For fans of fine line pens the Pilot ultra-fine G-Tec C4 has almost legendary status with its 0.4mm tip that writes a 0.2mm line and is available in ten colours. Pilot also makes a large range of whiteboard and permanent markers. The iconic Pilot Capless fountain pen is a retractable fountain pen that is highly regarded by fountain pen users. At the other end of the scale the Pilot V Pen disposable fountain pen is hugely popular with schools which use them to help improve their children's writing skills.