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BAT Uzbekistan

British American Tobacco has been operating on the Uzbekistan market since 1994 and employs more than 1,000 people. Total investments of British American Tobacco into the Uzbek economy exceeded US$ 400 million.

BAT Uzbekistan’s portfolio includes such well known international brands as Kent, Pall Mall, Rothmans and Viceroy.

The majority of marketable in Uzbekistan cigarettes are manufactured at Samarkand Cigarette Factory. Samarkand Cigarette Factory was constructed in 1997 and equipped with the newest high technological machinery. Potential production capacity of the factory is 20 billion cigarettes a year, and its capacity allows fully supplying the local market and providing the neighboring countries with a high quality product.

British American Tobacco Uzbekistan also deals with the processing and export of tobacco leaf. The company has close contacts with farmers of Samarkand region, due to what mastered competitive Oriental types of tobacco Izmir, Basma, Dubek as well as the famous Virginia type processed at Urgut Fermentation Plant. For today Uzbekistan tobacco is exported to over 10 countries of the world including USA, Germany, Turkey, Malaysia, South Africa, and Russia.

Quality management systems of Cigarette Factory and Urgut Fermentation plant were certified to the compliance of ISO 9001 (International standard of management quality system), ISO 14001(International standard for the creation of ecological management system) and ISO 18001 (International standard for evaluation of health and safety activities)

British American Tobacco Uzbekistan aims to operate responsibly on all stages of its activity. The company realizes a number of social projects such as the «The dreams come true» by submitting grants to the students from tobacco growers families, project «Artesian wells» for supplying drinking water, projects aimed on support and reconstruction of cultural and historical places and many others.