Since our earliest days, Cross has rewritten the rules for putting pen to paper. Our founder Richard Cross was a passionate champion of writing as an art form – a personally rewarding experience worthy of distinguished, expertly-crafted tools. When he established the A.T. Cross Company in Providence, Rhode Island in 1846, he became the leader of America’s first manufacturer of fine writing instruments.
Richard’s son Alonzo Townsend Cross shared his father’s visionary outlook and soon began to revolutionize the writing industry with his patented inventions. Today, Cross is a global innovator, crafting some of the world’s most widely-recognized, top-performing pens for distribution in 140 countries. Through inventive design techniques, exacting attention to detail and our renowned jewelry-quality craftsmanship, we continue to build on our storied history with products for the way we live and work today.
MISSION - TO CREATE A SUPERIOR WRITING EXPERIENCE THROUGH INNOVATION DESIGN, UNCOMPROMISED QUALITY, AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE
VISION - TO CONNECT PEOPLE THROUGH PERSONAL STYLE AND THE ART OF COMMUNICATON
VALUES - CUSTOMER FOCUS | ACCOUNTABILITY | INTEGRITY | PASSION | HONESTY | BRAVERY AUTHENTICITY | STRATEGIC | CREATIVE