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.
Acquisition of Wite-Out®
To broaden its range of stationery products, BIC purchases Wite-Out®, a famous American brand of correction products.
Launch of BIC® Evolution®
BIC launches BIC® Evolution®, a graphite and coloring pencil made with recycled materials.
BIC in Eastern Europe
BIC opens BIC Polska, followed in 1996 by BIC Russia and further expansion in Eastern Europe.
BIC adds Tipp-Ex® to its portfolio
BIC purchases the Tipp-Ex® brand, the leading European brand of correction products.
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).
Launch of Multi-purpose Lighters
BIC launches a range of Multi-purpose Lighters for lighting fires, barbecues and candles.