British American Tobacco Key Brands

Published on October 11th, 2012 00:00
British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco (BAT) is a giant cigarette manufacturer with such key brads as: Pall Mall, Dunhill, Lucky Strike and Kent. Among its other popular international brands are: Vogue, Viceroy and Kool.

Since December 31, 2011, the producer’s brands were sold in more than 180 markets of the world. Besides cigarettes, BAT distributes cigarettes, smokeless snus and also cigars. By the end of the year the manufacturer sold more than nine billion cigarettes with capsule, mostly due to Kent Convertibles, Lucky Strike Click & Roll and Dunhill Switch. In 2011, BAT acquired Productora Tabacalera de Colombia, S.A.S., a cigarette producer from Columbia. During 2011, the company ceased producing at Cirebon in Indonesia and sold about 15% of its interest to Bapepam LK (Indonesia). According to company’s estimates, in 2011 the popular Kent brand was sold in over 70 countries. Its main markets include Ukraine, Russia and Japan. The Kent’s range is very diverse and includes Kent HD, Kent Nanotek and the industry novelty Kent Convertibles.

The exquisite Dunhill brand is sold in more than 120 countries. Within 2011, 47 billion cigarettes were sold in such markets as Malaysia, Brazil, Russia and South Korea. Lucky Strike is available in 60 countries and also offered smokers a version with capsule - Click & Roll. Lucky Strike’s key markets are: Japan, Italy, France and Spain. Pall Mall can be purchased in more than 100 countries, being one of the most loved cigarettes among many smoke lovers. Its range is very diverse and can satisfy even the most fastidious smokers. Pall Mall’s key markets are Chile, Romania, Italy and Germany.

The elegant and refined Vogue brand is sold in more than 55 countries. Russia, France, Italy and South Korea have the most Vogue aficionados. Viceroy brand is sold in great volumes in Russia, Poland, Turkey and Argentina. Kool is a popular brand of menthol cigarettes, currently available just in 20 countries. The Benson & Hedges cigarettes are distributed in 40 countries among which are Australia, Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia. And the last two State Express 555 and John Player Gold Leaf are sold in more than 15 countries.

The businesses of British American Tobacco are:

  • Tobacco
  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Pipe Tobacco
  • Hand-rolling Tobacco
  • Smokeless Snus

Key Statistics

  • British American Tobacco holds assets of $33.83 billion.
  • British American Tobacco has made profits of $2.11 billion in 2006.
  • British American Tobacco operates in America-Pacific, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
  • British American Tobacco has 90,249 employees.

Recent Merger and Acquisition

  • In 2004, Brown & Williamson, the US subsidiary of British American Tobacco and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company are combined and Reynolds American is formed.
  • British American Tobacco gained control of Peru’s Tabacalera Nacional and won bids for Italy’s former state tobacco monopoly, ETI, and Serbia’s Duvanska Industrija Vranje in 2003.
  • British American Tobacco entered into a global merger with Rothmans International in 1999.
  • In 1998, British American Tobacco acquired Cigarrera La Moderna, the leading cigarette company in Mexico.

Headquarter Address

4 Temple Place
London WC2R 2PG
United Kingdom
Phone: 44-20-7845-1000

Cigarettes Brands

Tobaccopub_01 Tobaccopub_02 Tobaccopub_03

Latest Events

  • Main Tobacco Curing Techniques May 3rd, 2013 00:00

    Tobacco experts distinguish four curing techniques applied for curing tobacco cultivated for industrial nee ...

  • About Cigarette Filters April 26th, 2013 00:00

    The cellulose acetate oakum in a cigarette filter is a net of fibres produced from wood pulp. In production ...

  • Giant Tobacco Companies Could Face Big Losses April 19th, 2013 00:00

    Cigarette companies aren't going to expect a prosperous future taking into account that U.S. markets decreas ...

  • Latin America to Curb Smoking April 11th, 2013 00:00

    Tobacco crop, as generations of schoolchildren have been explained, was introduced to Europe from the Amer ...