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About Quo Vadis

About Quo Vadis

The unique Quo Vadis Agenda Planning® diary format was invented by a French doctor, F.G. Beltrami in 1954. Dr. Beltrami found appointment books with their cramped, impractical format did not serve the needs of professionals. So he created his own system that is simple, practical and easy to use featuring the day's priority, special headings for activities, daily notes, and a perforated corner to open to the week in progress. It allows you to organize your week precisely, and write notes without cluttering the appointment schedule - all at a single glance.

For the last 50 years, Quo Vadis has earned a worldwide reputation for "Agenda Planning Diaries®" combining quality materials, durability and innovative design. You can schedule your appointments, priorities and plan your weeks activities simply, effectively. Agenda Planning diaries® are stitched and bound; you can therefore open your Quo Vadis planner without damaging the spine. Choose from a variety of models and layout styles: desk diary, pocket size and academic year. No matter what model you choose, all have numerous planning features that are easy to read and easy to use.

Quo Vadis History

1952 Invention of the Agenda Planning

In 1952, a French doctor, F.G. Beltrami, invented the "one week on two pages" planner format. Up until that time, appointment books were simply "day per page" diaries . Dr. Beltrami, feeling cramped and unable to plan ahead his week, month or year, took a sheet of paper and created his own personal management system. He made his first diary by stamping a grid on the white pages of a notebook. This modern diary is a combination of a calendar and a journal

1962 Prize of Honor

Along with the DS by Citron and the IBM typewriter, the Quo Vadis diary was selected to receive a Prize of Honour as one of the greatest products of the 20th century in the Louvre Museum.

1966 International development

Quo Vadis diaries are produced in English, German, Italian and Spanish and sold throughout the world.

70s-80s - International development and expansion of the product range

International development in more than 70 countries Enlargment of the diary range to more than 50 types of diaries (monthly, daily, 2 weeks, horizontal), with sizes from 8x10cm to 24x19,7cm

1995 - Launch of the first Back to School design collection with Aviatic

1999 - Exacompta-Clairefontaine

Quo Vadis joins the Exacompta-Clairefontaine group

2002 - Launch of the first stationery and leather products for Back to School

(notebooks, pencil case, binder)

Accreditation & Awards

2004 - Certification ISO 9001 version 2000

Quo Vadis becomes the first French diary manufacturer to obtain the ISO 9001 version 2000 certification on quality managment.
2006 - Imprim'Vert brand

Quo Vadis obtains the Imprim'Vert brand confirming the company's commitment to limit its environmental impact.
2004 - Certification ISO 9001 version 2000

- ISO 14001 certification awarded assuring adherence to environmental regulations, together with policies of consistent improvement and pollution prevention

- PEFC certification for the traceability of the paper chain. This assures that the forest from which the wood was taken obtained a sustainable management certification.

Thus, Quo Vadis becomes the first diary manufacturer certified both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

- 2nd place at the Graphic Industries Sustainable Development Trophy. In order to give this trophy, an independent jury takes into account the company's actions in the 3 following areas: social, environment and economy.

Quo Vadis Today

Quo Vadis Today

Quo Vadis has acquired an internationally acknowledged expertise for the conception, production and marketing of upmarket diaries and stationery products.

In its French language range, Quo Vadis has more than 80 different diaries aimed to satisfy all time organisation needs (daily, weekly, monthly, 24/7…) inspired by our consumer way of life, professional activities and psychological profile. The Quo Vadis range also offers a choice of 15 brand names and fashion ranges and more than 35 materials and colours to meet all tastes.

Quo Vadis diaries are printed in more than 15 languages such as Catalan, Lituanian, Polish, Japanese, French Canadian and are sold internationally on five continents.

As a responsible company, Quo Vadis has taken the necessary steps for a sustainable environment, protection of the environment and the ecology.