Mikron's past is closely linked to the history of the ballpoint pen. Since the early stages of the ballpoint pen, Mikron has developed machinery to make tips and to fill reservoirs.

Ballpoint pen tips are produced at rates of 80 pieces/min (stainless steel in single cycle) up to 300 pieces/min (nickel silver or brass in double-cycle operation). 95% of all ballpoint pen tips produced worldwide are manufactured with Mikron production equipment, making Mikron the unchallenged leader in this sector. The automatic production machines made by Mikron cover the complete range of tip and refill manufacturing: