Freedom Stationery celebrates 30 years

Our History

When Freedom Stationery was started in 1987, the intention was to provide scholastic books to students in the country who – during the apartheid era – had little or no access to much-needed materials for learning.

From three staff three decades ago to 780 staff presently, Freedom Stationery has grew it’s family business into an empire of good work ethic, excellent customer service and a created an undeniable organization of success.

Our Organization

Freedom Stationery boasts a total of over one hundred thousand square meters of warehouse holding space and a vast fleet of delivery vehicles to ensure excellent service delivery.
Freedom Stationery’s core business remains the manufacturing of scholastic books with volumes in excess of 100 million books per year awarding the company the title of largest manufacturer of scholastic books in the southern hemisphere.

Growing Our Brands

Both the MARLIN and MARLIN KIDS range have been developed over the years to provide a comprehensive offering of home, office and scholastic stationery accessories. Marlin’s slogan of “Real Good Value” was embodied in its products and after consumers were attracted to the brand by the price, they continued to use it because of the quality offered.

Looking Forward

Freedom Stationery is always dedicated to achieving service excellence in all spheres of its operations. Integrity, quality and value to stakeholders govern our culture and we pride ourselves on the development of its people and the partnership we form with our customers, suppliers and members of the industry and the greater community. We want to continue providing optimum value to our customers by providing the most efficient service possible.


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