After Kaspar’s death his son Anton took over the business, which was already doing well. He acquired a plot of land on the edge of Stein, with a workshop that within a few years he had built up into a flourishing manufactory. The site remains the headquarters of A.W. Faber-Castell to this day. At the age of 51 Anton Wilhelm handed over to his only son Georg Leonhard what was already documented as a pencil factory and the company that still bears his initials.