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Do it yourself: the best way to guarantee product quality, whatever the region. BIC creates and manufactures its own products and also designs its own state-of-the- art industrial tools from mold to machine to factory. They not only guarantee the universal quality of BIC® products, but can make the incremental adjustments (color, packaging ) that provide a better fit for each region, if needed.

Personnel is well-trained to ensure the same leading-edge production methods and quality standards the world over. Employees at all plants and industrial sites have a strong knowledge of the products and the manufacturing process. They proudly commit, individually and collectively, to the protection of BIC s custom- designed machines and precious trade secrets, shared in-house only for 65 years.

27 FACTORIES

14 - Stationery 5 - Lighters 4 - Shavers

4 - Promotional products

The Group s net sales share coming from BIC® products manufactured in its own Factories is 86%.

ANNUAL REPORT 2015

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