OUR HERITAGE, YOUR PASSION
Our history timeline presents how BIC grew from humble beginnings to the iconic brand we are today. Passionate about being part of the daily lives of millions of consumers, BIC continues to make simple, inventive and reliable products for everyone, everywhere.
BIC diversifies its product portfolio with the pocket lighter
After acquiring Flaminaire, a French manufacturer of high-quality lighters the year prior, BIC launches the first BIC® full-size pocket lighter with an adjustable flame. Its reliability and quality make it an immediate success.
BIC in Mexico
BIC begins manufacturing and distributing products in the Mexican market.
Launch of the first one-piece razor
After partnering with Violex, a greek manufacturer of razor blades, BIC is the first brand to launch a one-piece razor.
BIC adds Conté® to its portfolio
BIC acquires Conté®, a famous 200-year-old French brand of drawing and coloring products.
The Group diversifies into the leisure industry
BIC acquires Tabur Marine and begins manufacturing and selling water sports products, shortly afterwards under the BIC Sport brand.