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?