Timeline

1804
1804

The Croxley Paper Mill was designed and built by John Dickinson in 1804, in the village of Croxley Green in Hertfordshire, England.

1893
1893

John Dickinson sends first official representative to South Africa and opens first office in Cape Town the following year.

1897
1897

Official Establishment of John Dickinson’s own warehouse and offices in Johannesburg.

1910
1910

New warehouse and factory opened in Cape Town, named Croxley House.

1923
1923

John Dickinson takes over 2 envelope machines and the stationery order book of ESA Robinson.

1933
1933

The Cape Town factory was extended.

1965
1965

Establishment of headquarters and new factory in Isando Johannesburg, making it the largest stationery factory in the Southern Hemisphere

1968
1968

Formation of The Dickinson Robinson Group (“DRG”)

1969
1969

Durban factory established in Mobeni

1971
1971

Over a 1,000 people employed at 3 factories making envelopes, books and stationery of every kind

1983
1983

DRG Stationery assets, including Croxley brand, sold to a partnership between Waltons Stationery and CNA. Creation of Silveray Stationery Company (Pty) Ltd

1997
1997

The Bidvest Group acquires Silveray Stationery Company