We manufacture cigarettes in 23 countries around the world with tobacco leaf sourced from over 50 countries.
For cigarettes we work with three main tobacco varieties – virginia, burley and oriental, each grown and cured by thousands of farmers worldwide.
The consistent quality and particular taste of an individual brand of cigarette may still involve many different sources and grades of tobacco leaf. So to ensure we achieve exactly the right blend every time, we sample tobacco leaf continuously from many different suppliers and countries.
We often describe the supply side of our industry as an ever-changing global street market where manufacturers of tobacco products must shop carefully if they are to meet expectations of consistent quality and taste.
Our cigarette portfolio contains eight Global Flagship Brands and more than 60 other cigarette brands that we market regionally.
Cigars are made with whole tobacco leaf used as the outer wrapper and bunches of leaves known as ‘fillers’ creating the contents. Additional leaves known as ‘binders’ are used to hold the tobacco fillers together. We sell both hand- and machine-made cigars to over 20 markets worldwide.
To produce the desired tobacco flavors, fillers of different strengths are blended together. Before trimming and packing, cigars are dried in a conditioning room to ensure they have the correct level of moisture.
Our major cigar brand is Hamlet, which is manufactured at our factory in Lisnafillan, Northern Ireland.
Fine-cut tobacco packed in loose form in pouches is known as rolling tobacco. It’s used to produce ‘roll-your-own’ cigarettes using rolling papers. In some brand pouches the rolling papers are included.
Filters can be brought separately and placed with tobacco in the rolling paper.
Once considered to be a lower grade of tobacco, rolling tobacco today is made to the same high standards as cigarettes with equal consideration being given to creating quality blends of individual aroma and flavor.
Traditionally used in Scandinavia, JTI produces authentic snus in a dedicated factory
Snus is a tobacco product that, instead of being smoked, is placed in the mouth between the lip and the gum to allow flavors to disperse slowly. Made from expertly-blended tobaccos, pure water, salt and essential oils, our snus brands balance heritage and innovation to bring consumers a unique range of products.
A high-tech factory that relies on traditional Swedish know-how, our site at Vårgårda produces both loose and portioned snus.