Welcome to the new face of Charles Leonard, Inc. and Creative Arts!
Our new catalog underscores our commitment to the Office, School Supply and Retail markets, and
our continuing effort to provide Quality and Value to all of our customers. We now offer over 1,000
products that are used daily in offices, schools and homes. When you clip, staple, pin, punch,
draw, glue, color and create, we are there.
Look at our Commitment:
60 years of commitment and still going strong! CLI is a second generation family business, and we
understand that our success is due in large part to the extended nature of that family. We take pride
in the relationships formed over the years with customers, suppliers, employees, and sales representatives,
some of which have lasted over 30 years. Our most important is our relationship is with Quality and Value,
which goes back to Day One.
Look at our Evolution:
Charles Leonard, Inc. was founded in 1946 as a distributor of pencil sharpeners and stationery specialties.
In the 1950s we opened our own factories, producing Prestong® prong paper fasteners, aluminum binding
posts and loose leaf metals for ring binders. We began importing complementary products in the 1960s,
when Japan was still the low cost producer of binder clips in the Far East, and China was not yet open to
the outside world! After purchasing Omni Office Products in 1987, we expanded our sources of supply
throughout Southeast Asia and beyond. This dramatic expansion of our Office Supply line soon necessitated
the establishment of CLI (HK) Ltd, to inspect and coordinate the flow of goods to CLI distribution centers as
well as directly to the facilities of our customers.
The diversification of our customers enabled us to bring our import and distribution expertise to the School
Supply and Retail markets. Recently, we have ushered in the development of the Creative Arts® line,
aimed at helping children enjoy the creative process through the use of high quality, affordable Arts & Crafts
CLI makes it easier than ever for our customers to consolidate their purchases and control over inventory
costs with the assurance that we stand firmly behind our products. So take a look at us now: see what
we can do for you today, and will do for you tomorrow.