JTI at a glance

We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies (JT), a leading international tobacco product manufacturer

We were formed in 1999 when Japan Tobacco acquired the non-US operations of tobacco company RJ Reynolds

The further acquisition of UK-based Gallaher in 2007 nearly doubled the size of JTI by adding 11,000 new employees.

Today, our company has approximately 27,000 employees, and operations in 120 countries. Our headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. Our diverse employee base is made up of over 100 nationalities building careers at JTI that span our worldwide operations. We are a truly international business.

Our corporate strategy

To be the profit growth engine of the JT Group:

  • Build and nurture outstanding brands
  • Continue to enhance productivity
  • Sharpen focus on responsibility and credibility
  • Develop human resources as a cornerstone of growth

with a focus on continuous improvement


Our brands

We have nine Global Flagship Brands that constitute the core of our brand portfolio. These are the world-renowned brands:

  • Winston – the number two brand worldwide
  • Mevius – the top selling charcoal filter cigarette
  • Camel – the original American blend cigarette dating back to 1913
  • LD
  • Benson & Hedges
  • Natural American Spirit
  • Sobranie
  • Glamour
  • Silk Cut.

Our other tobacco products include:

  • Ploom Tech tobacco vapor products
  • Logic e-cigarettes, rechargeable and tank-style.

Other tobacco products include:

  • Hamlet cigars
  • Old Holborn and Amber Leaf 'roll-your-own' tobacco
  • LD Snus, a Swedish smokeless tobacco
  • Nakhla shisha


Our numbers in 2016

  • USD 3,693 million - Adjusted Operating Profit(1)
  • USD 10,490 million - in core revenue
  • 5% - reduction in energy consumption(2,4)
  • 11% - reduction in CO2 emissions(2,3)
  • 11% - reduction in water consumption(2)
  • 25% - reduction in waste generation(2)


(1) Adjusted Operating Profit = Operating profit + Amortization cost of acquired intangibles + Adjusted items (income and costs). Adjustment items (income and costs) = impairment losses on goodwill ± restructuring income and costs ± others
(2) Data over the period 2009–2016 (data are restated to account for business acquisitions)
(3)  Emissions of CO2 associated with our operations – for example, resulting from the use of electricity or fuels in our offices, factories and vehicles
(4) Includes energy from renewable and non-renewable sources, for example, electricity, gas, fuel, heat and steam



The number of JTI factories worldwide


Research & Development centers


tobacco processing facilities


offices worldwide