Based on a 100% (US) foreign investment, Sanford de México began operations in 1957; in those days the business was almost entirely the manufacture of inkpads and inks for rubber stamps. The operation has always been recognized for its robust distribution and even then—despite the limited nature of the product offering—coverage was nationwide.
Through a 1987 strategic re-orientation, the Sanford Corporation’s founding partner decided to sell his majority interest in Sanford de México to Mexican investors who made the company a 100% Mexican business.
It was then that the first markers began to be manufactured, including lines such as: Visión Plus, Vista-Visión and Magistral. Alongside national and international distribution for the Sablón products line, marking the official kickoff to the company whose first made-in-Mexico writing instruments and acrylic products are an homage to the company slogan:
“ WRITING AND MUCH MORE”
On 1 August 2001 the organization changed its name and from that date forward was known as Grupo Azor México S.A. de C.V., a Mexican company dedicated to the manufacture and marketing of writing instruments, office products and school supplies. Grupo Azor also heads a conglomerate of Mexican concerns that operate independently as they share a unified distribution strategy.
OUR BRANDS AND PRODUCTS
AZOR. Markers, highlighters, inks, stamp pads, ballpoint pens, mechanical pencils, leads, eraser pens, counting wax, pre-inked stamps.
KINERA. Binders, sheet protectors, business cards templates
PEGASO. Paper punchers, staplers, paper trimmers.
SABLON. Desktop in boxes, magazine files, organizer, waste paper baskets, signage.
CORTY. Cutters, blades and blade-holders.
LEFORT. Lever arch files and clipboards.
STAFFORD. Inks and stamp pads, pastels colors and makeup crayons.