New BAT production line in Pécs

BAT Starts New Production Line in Pécs

September 2, 2019

The first production line manufacturing potentially reduced-risk, innovative products has started operation at the British American Tobacco factory in Pécs, southern Hungary. In the framework of an EUR 23.8 million investment, tobacco-free nicotine pouches are soon to be produced on five additional production lines. As a result of the development creating 60 new workplaces, the production of the unit in Pécs is set to increase more than threefold.

British American Tobacco (BAT), which has been listed on the London stock exchange for over ten years, is one of the oldest, largest and most well-known stakeholders of the international tobacco industry. The factory in Pécs with more than 100 years of history was purchased by British American Tobacco in 1992. Over the last nearly three decades, BAT has invested more than HUF 60 billion in Hungary and employs over 800 people. However, with the completion of the planned developments, this figure may approach 1,000. In addition to domestic sales, British American Tobacco in Pécs supplies more than 30 markets, and is BAT'S sole plant producing filtered cigarillos.

The production of nicotine pouches will be launched on six production lines in Pécs. The first line was already installed, and over the upcoming months another five production lines are to be commissioned, making the Pécs unit BAT's largest nicotine pouch factory. As a result, the 2019 production volume may increase more than threefold in 2020.


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