Over 100 years of tobacco tradition in Cologne & Trier
JTI is a leading international company with a proud history in Germany. We look back at more than hundred years of tobacco tradition. Our origins stretch back to 1908 when Haus Neuerburg was founded, one of the very first cigarette factories in Trier. Today, we are the largest private employer in the region.
Success through quality & innovation
We owe our success, above all, to our employees. Around 1800 employees at our factory and research & development center with global functions in Trier are committed to ensuring our products are of the highest quality – from tobacco purchasing, leaf blending all the way through to the manufacture and packaging of the finished product.
More than 100 people work from our Cologne office, listening to German consumers and meeting their demands through innovative products such as Winston Volume Tobacco and Camel Essential – the very first ‘additive free’ cigarettes in Germany. Nationwide, our sales-force comprises around 190 employees who foster relationships with our retail trade partners, helping them to build their business as we grow ours.
We act in a sustainable and responsible manner
As a tobacco manufacturer, we have a special responsibility. Our approach to manufacturing, marketing and selling tobacco is guided by our company’s six principles.
At the heart of our corporate culture is the Japanese philosophy of ‘Kaizen’, the spirit of continuous improvement. Every day, in every aspect of our business, we strive to constantly improve our performance, aiming for excellence as we work together to meet our goals.
We regard JTI as part of society and have made a commitment – as a neighbor amongst neighbors – to further improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business. We work in partnership with organizations who share our goals of helping people in their daily lifes and making culture more accessible to a wider audience. We call this commitment 'community investment'.
JTI is recognized as a Top Employer in Germany
Our product range combines heritage brands with new, innovative products.
At a glance
Year established: 1908
Locations: Cologne, Trier
Operations: Our factory in Trier manufactures products for the German market and for export. It is also home to a state-of-the-art research and development center with global functions.
Number of Employees: 1.910 as of December 31, 2015