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pens lighters shavers


BIC is a family-owned company listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and a world leader in stationery, lighters, shavers. For more than 60 years, BIC has honored the tradition of providing high-quality, simple, inventive and reliable choices for everyone, everywhere, every time.

  • Year started: 1950
  • In: France
  • Ranking: #2 worldwide for Stationery / #1 worldwide for branded pocket Lighters / #2 in Europe, U.S., Brazil for non-refillable shaver market (in volume)
tipp-ex mouse


Tipp-Ex®, a leading European brand of correction products, was created in Germany by Otto W. Carls. The original  Tipp-Ex® product was coated correction strips used for typing errors but later developed into the correction fluid synonymous with the brand today. Over the last few decades the brand expanded its range of products for use in the office, at school and at home.

  • Year started: 1959
  • In: Germany
  • Year acquired by BIC: 1997
  • Ranking: #1 in Europe
little boy drawing a boat with pencils


BIC® Kids is BIC Group's brand of coloring products for children. A wide range of high quality, entertaining products that satisfy children of all ages and encourage their artistic development, BIC® Kids helps your child grow.

  • Year started: 2004
  • In: Europe
pencils and a drawing


A French color and drawing supply brand renowned since 1794, Conté® has been part of the BIC Group since 1979. Nicolas-Jacques Conté, a French scientist, originally invented the "modern" pencil lead that allowed for the use of less graphite and also brought a variation to the hardness of the lead. These high-quality art instruments allow artists the precision they need to express themselves. 

  • Year started: 1795
  • In: France
  • Year acquired by BIC: 1979