3 Giant Tobacco Manufactures

Published on June 10th, 2014 00:00
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In the present article we will define three giant tobacco manufacturers based on their market capitalizations, subjection to worldwide markets, the level of growth, and the company’s system. According to the analysis, three companies were selected, which match these standards were British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco.

British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco (BAT) via its subsidiaries is engaged in the production and distribution of smoking products. The company offers a great range of cigars, cigarettes, smokeless products and pipe tobacco products. It has representative offices in several countries of the world as Asia-Pacific, eastern and Western Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The company was created in 1902 and is currently considered the second major cigarette company worldwide, behind Philip Morris International. Aside from that, it owns the second market capitalization between the leading four global tobacco manufacturers of about 86 billion. The company possesses very identical global market segments as Philip Morris International, with the main distinction of having the US market in their America Region. The famous cigarette brands produced by BAT are: Dunhil, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall, Vogue and Viceroy.

Imperial Tobacco Group

Imperial Tobacco (IT) is a major global tobacco manufacturer, which produces and sells an extensive variety of cigarettes, tobaccos, rolling papers and cigars. IT smokes can be found in more than 160 countries globally. Our geographic variety and diverse multi-product portfolio offers business strength and a strong base for future expansion.

IT is the world’s fourth biggest cigarette maker scored by the market share, or the third major company with regards to the market capitalization among the top four world-wide cigarette companies. The maker of Davidoff, Gauloises, R1, Richmond and West is mostly focusing on European regions in enhancing their markets.

Japan Tobacco International

Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is the worldwide tobacco manufacturer with a world market share of nearly 10%. The company was formed in 1999 when Japan Tobacco acquired for USD 7.8 billion, the global tobacco facilities of the US international R.J.Reynolds. In 2007, Gallaher company was obtained by Japan Tobacco for $9.4 billion. At that time, this was the major overseas purchase by a Japanese company. I

When it comes to the market share, JTI is considered the third giant cigarette manufacturer. Japan Tobacco International has split the market into local market and global market, with rising volume sales in foreign market and a drop in volume sales in local market. The best selling cigarette brands offered by JTI are: Winston, Camel, Sobranie, Glamour and LD.

By Robert Smith, Staff Writer
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