The Karelia Tobacco Company is committed to maintaining the highest standards of ethical behaviour and our corporate principles embrace every aspect of our business; in particular, our employees and our customers, and the community and environment in which we operate.
Who is Who
Established in 1888, Karelia is Greece’s largest cigarette manufacturer and exporter. Karelia meets the challenges of world markets with more than a century of experience and a reputation for fine quality and innovation. Today, our brands are exported to over 65 countries around the world.
A company with 130 years of experience in creating exquisite blends of tobacco.
● Satisfying the tastes of the most discerning smokers
● Packaged and presented with style and elegance
Creating famous brands that have become part of the heritage of the tobacco industry, enhancing our status as creators of innovative and inspirational brands.
Our Company’s corporate ambition is to grow our presence in world markets, continu- ing to deliver unique brands of high quality.
Our commitment is to generate long-term value for our shareholders and employees, delivering positive financial results, year after year.
Quality and innovation
From our very beginning it has been our mission to provide our customers with tobacco products of the highest quality. This uncompromising dedication to excellence ensures every aspect of our production is subject to the most demanding standards of quality control and expertise. Karelia’s world of tobacco demonstrates a commitment to quality from every point in the production process – from the sourcing of the finest tobacco leaf to package design and product presentation.
Modern and flexible factory
A high quality manufacturing environment is essential for the successful production of high quality cigarettes. At Karelia, our continuous investment programme ensures that our modern, climate-controlled factory remains a state-of-the-art complex, producing blends, sizes and pack formats to the highest international standards. We are the world’s first non-multinational company to employ the fastest available cigarette manufactur- ing and packing machinery, capable of producing 16,000 cigarettes per minute. Modern cigarette production has been transformed by scientific and technological innovation. Today, our manufacturing base in Kalamata enjoys the latest computerised equipment and high-tech instrumentation for quality control at every stage of the production pro- cess. From leaf to finished cigarette, the state-of-the-art technology guarantees that we achieve the world-class standards that are essential to maintaining our position as a leading manufacturer serving a global market place.
Our brands, are well known for their innovation, the high quality of carefully selected tobacco, unique blends and elegant packaging.
Karelia Tobacco Company distributes its brands in over 65 countries around the world and holds 0.32% of the world cigarette consumption.
Its brands hold a leading position both in the domestic markets in which they are dis- tributed and in duty-free shops.
People have always been, and always will be, a vital business asset and their talents and energy have been key contributors to our success in creating the outstanding products and portfolio of brands that our customers enjoy today.
In addition to ensuring that there is a safe and pleasant working environment, we con- tinually invest in training so that everyone has the possibility to develop the skills neces- sary to face the challenges of the future.
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