Alfred Dunhill started business in 1893, with the company located in London, England. Dunhill designed a range of products. He invented the pocket cigarette lighter. The products eventually included pens with the first Dunhill pen in 1929. The Dunhill Torpedo has an aerodynamic shape and became a classic. Pens are known for their 18 carat gold nib, each individually cut, ground and finished by hand.
In 1977 Dunhill acquired a majority shareholding of Montblanc and then took over the company in 1985. Dunhill is party of Richemont AB Swiss Luxury Good group that holds a range of high-end pen lines that includes Cartier, Dunhill, Montblanc, Piaget and Montegrappa... you get the idea.
Dunhill is still managed as a family business.