Bic was founded in France by Marcel Bich with Edouard Buffard in 1945, it was named after the twos names. AnswerParty on!
A writing implement or writing instrument is an object used to produce writing. Most of these items can be also used for other functions such as painting, drawing and technical drawing, but writing instruments generally have the ordinary requirement to create a smooth, controllable line.
Another writing implement employed by a smaller population, is the stylus used by blind users in conjunction with the slate for punching out the dots in Braille.
Economy of France
Société Bic (commonly referred to just as Bic) is a company based in Clichy, France. It was founded in 1945 by Baron Marcel Bich and has become known for making disposable consumer products such as lighters, magnets, ballpoint pens, shaving razors, printed paper products and watersports products. The brand's lighters have changed little since 1972. They, as well as the Bic Cristal ballpoint pen, are easily recognizable as a result of their importance in pop culture. As such, they are represented in the design collection of the Museum Of Modern Art in New York. The company competes in most markets against Faber-Castell, Global Gillette, Newell Rubbermaid and Schwan-Stabilo. The Bic pen, more correctly the Bic Cristal, was the company's first product.
Main data source: CIA World Fact Book
France has the world's fifth largest economy by nominal figures and the ninth largest economy by PPP figures. It has the second largest economy in Europe (behind its main economic partner Germany) in nominal figures, based on the dynamic industrial structure of the French economy. OECD is headquartered in Paris, France.
Marcel Bich (Turin, Italy, 29 July 1914 - Paris, France, 30 May 1994) was a manufacturer and co-founder of Bic, the world's leading producer of ballpoint pens.
The Bic Cristal (also known as the Bic pen) is an inexpensive disposable ballpoint pen mass-produced and sold by Société Bic of Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France.