Tobacco has been part of Turkish culture for hundreds of years. Oriental tobacco is famous for its aromatic and unique taste, and our climate is perfect for growing some of the world's finest leaves. In fact, the first cigarettes were made using Turkish tobacco. The way we make cigarettes has evolved over the years, but we still use that quality Oriental tobacco in our products.
Some of the world's best-known brands are produced at our factory in Torbalı, Izmir, using Turkish tobacco. JTI was the first private company to export tobacco from Turkey, and today around a third of the products made in our Torbalı factory is destined for overseas - making our factory one of JTI’s leading production sites.
JTI is one of the leading tobacco companies in Turkey, with 24 regional sales teams who travel 33 million km around the country each year, making over 14 million visits to more than 135,000 retailers.
Our success in the domestic market and our strength in exports are just some of the reasons why JTI is listed among 'Turkey's Top 100 Companies'. Among large-scale companies in Turkey, JTI is one of the few companies to have achieved double digit growth in recent years.
We believe that we can grow our business by growing the talents and skills of our people, so we invest significantly in our employees. We are proud to have won several awards that reflect our commitment to being a great employer and providing the best opportunities for our employees, including Golden IIP Awards from Investors in People (IIP), Great Place to Work and Top Employers Turkey.
Our Global Training Center, which was founded in 2010, reflects our commitment to employee development. The Center provides 11,000 hours of training each year, making it JTI's principle global base for technical employee training.
We are the leading tobacco exporter of Turkey
Our Torbalı factory produces six brands for the Turkish market and 14 brands for export-markets.
At a glance
Year established: 1990
Locations: Izmir Torbalı (headquarters), Istanbul (liaison), Ankara (corporate affairs), and 24 sales offices
Operations: Torbalı factory manufactures 14 different brands for 37 countries all over the world