More than 50 years ago in 1961, the first Cricket lighter was introduced and launched on the global market. Cricket was then manufactured in Annecy, France and was also the first disposable lighter in the world. In 1985, Swedish Match acquired the Cricket brand name from the Gillette company. The Cricket brand name slowly became the global lighter brand for Swedish Match. Today, 450 million Cricket lighters are sold in more than 140 countries. One can clearly speak about this truly international brand: CRICKET.