About Us BIC is a family-owned company listed on the Paris Stock Exchange and 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 continues to offer its iconic, classic products, while launching innovative new product solutions. 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. BIC products provide easy answers for everyday needs. In creating its first product, the BIC Cristal ballpoint pen, BIC chose to go straight to what’s essential: create something for everyone to use that is simple, yet reliable, and provides a solution for something that we all do. This vision is at the heart of every brand decision BIC makes. 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. The best way to gain and keep consumer loyalty is to provide products that offer the same quality of use from start to finish. Enjoy a smooth, comfortable writing experience with BIC Velocity Original Mechanical Pencils. Filled with strong #2 leads that create striking, noticeable lines, these mechanical pencils offer the smoothest, darkest writing when compared with other BIC mechanical pencils. Each 0. 9mm pencil comes equipped with a comfortable soft grip that molds to your hand and a durable eraser. The pencil comes with a refill tube with 12 leads and 5 erasers.