Pilot Corp. engages in the manufacture, purchase, and sale of stationery products and writing instruments. This includes pens, propelling pencils, ball points, felt pens, ink, notebooks, file holders and computer peripherals. The company is also involved in the manufacture and sale of toys, ceramic products, and precious metal accessories. It operates through the following segments: Japan, America, Europe, Asia, and Other regions. The company was founded by Ryosuke Namiki on January 27, 1918 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.