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BIC is a family-owned company and a world leader in stationery, lighters, and 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.


BIC has always worked to provide consumers with the best lighter solutions. Since the 1973 launch of the first BIC® full-size pocket lighter with an adjustable flame, BIC continually brings to market lighters that are manufactured to meet the most rigorous standards of safety and durability. The final product is not only well-designed, lightweight and safe, but reliable, too. Every BIC® full-size lighter produces up to 3,000 steady flames.


BIC adapts and develops its products to the changing needs of the consumer. Each time BIC identifies a specific need, its research and development teams respond with technical ingenuity to optimize performance. Well-trained employees, a rigorous quality control system and a focus on continuous improvement by the Research & Development team, ensure BIC® products are of the highest quality.

Every day, 1.2 million lighters are manufactured in our Milford, CT facility. Did you know that each BIC® Lighter goes through more than 50 quality checks, and employees in our assembly process spend approximately 25% of their time checking quality?


With BIC products, everyone in the world is sure to find what they need, at an affordable price, offering both quality and reliability. In addition, BIC® products are available to consumers worldwide in more than four million retail outlets, from open-air pushcarts to large retailers.


BIC is a special place to work, with a unique atmosphere of mutual respect and professional ambition that is characterized by:


We conduct our daily business with honesty, trustworthiness and respect.


We deliver our commitments to consumers, customers and colleagues, and we hold ourselves accountable for our work and our decisions.


We believe that a diversity of people from different cultures keeps our minds open to new opportunities, and that working in teams allows us to take advantage of these opportunities.


We believe that simple solutions are often the best solutions. When faced with complexity, we respond with clarity.


We find clever, practical and efficient solutions to the challenges that confront us.

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