Japan Tobacco International (JTI) is the world’s third largest international manufacturer of tobacco products. The company produces three of the top five worldwide cigarette brands: Winston, Mild Seven and Camel. Other international brands include Benson & Hedges, Silk Cut, Sobranie of London, Glamour and LD. With headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, JTI has more than 23,000 employees and operations in 120 countries. Japan Tobacco Inc. is among Fortune’s Global 500. JT International Company Ukraine is a local division of JT International.
The company is #2 in Ukraine by volumes of manufacturing, sales and turnover, with a market share about 28,9 % (Nielsen, 2008). JTI has by now committed over USD 130 million of the investment to the Ukrainian economy. Manufacturing facilities are based in Kremenchug. The company continues investment efforts and is growing business by developing its manufacturing and trade facilities. Today JTI in Ukraine produces cigarettes not only for Ukraine but also for export markets such as Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Turkmenistan.