BIC Group opens a lighter facility in China (Nantong). With this new facility, the Group is better positioned to supply the fast growing Asian lighter market and particularly China.
BIC Tunisia stationery factory opens in Bizerte, in the fast-growing African and Middle East region, to enhance the Group's manufacturing footprint and better meet consumer demand in this region.
A new BIC subsidiary is established in Dubaï, to manage operations in the Middle East allowing direct communication with local customers and consumers.
BIC partners with TerraCycle in Europe, a pioneer in collecting and reusing non-recyclable waste.
After an absence of 15 years, BIC is back in the Tour de France publicity caravan. The adventure continues each year.
In November, the Company opens a new Shaver packaging facility in Mexico.
BIC launches its sustainable development program.
BIC opens BIC Polska, followed in 1996 by BIC Russia and further expansion in Eastern Europe.
BIC acquires Tabur Marine and begins manufacturing and selling water sports products, shortly afterwards under the BIC Sport brand.
BIC acquires Conté®, a famous 200-year-old French brand of drawing and coloring products.