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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.

logo Wite-Out®

1992

Acquisition of Wite-Out®

To broaden its range of stationery products, BIC purchases Wite-Out®, a famous American brand of correction products.

Conte Evolution print ad from 1993

1993

Launch of BIC® Evolution®

BIC launches BIC® Evolution®, a graphite and coloring pencil made with recycled materials.

BIC razors ad in Russia

1995

BIC in Eastern Europe

BIC opens BIC Polska, followed in 1996 by BIC Russia and further expansion in Eastern Europe.

Tipp-Ex® logo

1997

BIC adds Tipp-Ex® to its portfolio

BIC purchases the Tipp-Ex® brand, the leading European brand of correction products.

MoMA logo and a BIC® Cristal® pen

2001

BIC® Cristal® enters the MoMA

The BIC® Cristal® pen is made a part of the permanent collection of the Department of Architecture and Design of the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA).

red multiporpose BIC® lighter

2002

Launch of Multi-purpose Lighters

BIC launches a range of Multi-purpose Lighters for lighting fires, barbecues and candles.

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YOUTUBE
BIC ON BFM BUSINESS TV
LEARN MORE Learn more about the BIC Group by watching a segment originally broadcast on French TV station BFM Business.
winner holding his prize
NEWSROOM
BIC'S FIRST CONTEMPORARY DESIGN PRIZE
LEARN MORE BIC issued its first contemporary design prize with ENSAPC, France.
infinity symbol made of pens
YOUTUBE
BIC® CRISTAL® UP
LEARN MORE Take a look at recent BIC® advertising from Brazil!
silver balloons
INSTAGRAM
BIC IN PICTURES
LEARN MORE Follow us to see more BIC photos and videos.
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YOUTUBE
BIC® CRISTAL® Ultra Fine
LEARN MORE Take a look at our Nigeria ad campaign.
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OUR COMMITMENTS
WE BELIEVE IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE
LEARN MORE And we know the approach we take to making our products matters.