Japan Tobacco International (JTI)

JTI has launched the production of sticks for Ploom tobacco heating systems at the Petro factory in St. Petersburg. The company expects to enhance the production capacity to 7 bn sticks by 2023. Th results were achieved as part of the company's investment commitments under the agreement between JTI and the Government of St. Petersburg, signed in June 2021 at the economic forum, seeking to modernize the Petro factory and set up stick production for the Ploom tobacco heating system with a total investment of RUB 7 bn. In the future, the products will be supplied to the domestic and foreign markets.

19 November 2021

JTI, the owner of Winston, Camel and other brands, is going to invest at least RUB 7 billion in the localization of the production of innovative products at the St. Petersburg-based Petro factory The company signed the investment agreement with the Government of St. Petersburg at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

04 June 2021

Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI), Japanese tobacco company which became the owner of the Donskoy Tobacco factory in 2018, plans to invest more than $12 million in the development of the enterprise within two years. This is stated in the JTI message.

07 June 2019

Japan Tobacco acquired Donskoy Tabak Group from ex-senator, the owner of Agrocom Holding Ivan Savvidi. The acquisition was announced in spring (see Ъ-Newspaper of March 19, 2018). The transaction value was estimated at about 90 billion rubles ($1.6 billion). It includes 100% of Donskoy Tabak and JSC and Pereslavl-Tabak, JSC, as well as 94.97% of Greek manufacturer Sekap, the co-owner of which the Russian company became in 2013. The buyer reported that acquisition of Donskoy Tabak would allow Japan Tobacco to supplement its portfolio with low-cost segment brands (including Kiss and Play) and expand its sales network due to strong sales pattern of the Russian company.

02 August 2018

Japan Tobacco Inc. (JTI), one of the largest tobacco producers in the world, buys Russian Donskoy Tabak, the Japanese company announced. The transaction is estimated at 90 billion rubles, or about $1.6 billion.

“This acquisition shows our desire to strengthen our leading position in Russia. For several years, this market has been a backbone for group revenue growth. The transaction will increase our market share to about 40% and have an immediate impact on profits,” states the press release of the group.

16 March 2018
1 900.0 mln
St. Petersburg, Russia, Lipetsk Region, Leningrad Region

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Japan Tobacco International (JTI)


Company's website: https://https://www.jti.com

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JTI was established in 1999, when Japan Tobacco purchased business of R.J. Reynolds (American corporation) outside the USA. In 2007, JTI acquired Gallaher (British Corporation) and almost doubled in size as a result of that transaction. Today, the company's products are sold in 120 countries, with 26,000 employees working with the company. JTI's principal place of business is in Geneva, Switzerland.