Société Bic

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Société Bic
Société Anonyme
IndustryConsumer goods
FoundedClichy, France (1945)
HeadquartersClichy, France
Key people
Bruno Bich (Chairman)
Mario Guevara (CEO)
Ballpoint pens
Shaving razors
paper products
watersports products
Revenue1.5627 billion (2009)[1]
A Bic Cristal pen

Société Bic, better known as just Bic, is a Consumer goods company. Bic is known for their lighters, ballpoint pens, magnets, shaving razors, paper products, and watersports products. The company was created by Baron Marcel Bich in 1945.

The first product that the company made was the Bic pen, known as the Bic Cristal.[2] In 1958, the company went public through a reverse merger with the Waterman Pen Company in the United States and they later sold off the older operation.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2009. Notes to the consolidated financial statements. Auditor's opinion. Pages 34, 50, 52–53" (PDF). BIC World. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  2. "History". BIC World. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  3. "Corporations: Mightier than the Pencil". Time. Retrieved 2014-03-10.

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