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With the acquisition of RNT Machinery S.A. ITMGroup is expanding its activities in the Dominican Republic. more

Manufacturing

Oettinger Davidoff AG announced in late May the official inauguration of its new factory in Danlí, Honduras. more

News

Cigars: Spotlight on Honduras

LUC MONNET

One of the top cigar countries, Honduras is often in the limelight, and for good reason. During a recent trip in March, it was obvious that the future of the country is very close to the future of its cigars, and vice-versa. more

Features

Following up our cover story in March/April, we can now report that Thailand Tobacco Monopoly, sitting on 640 rai of prime real estate in the center of sprawling Bangkok, Thailand, is moving; factory buildings are being torn down. more

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Moken

The largest cigar market growth in the last 10 years (in terms of value) has been in Asia, with China being the fastest growing country for consumption. more

Features

Cuba: Myth and Mirage?

Norio Hattori photo

Cigar production in Cuba has had its ups and downs but the way Cuba grows tobacco and produces cigars hasn’t changed much compared to when before Fidel Castro came to power, except for the government controlling tobacco growing and cigar production. more

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Photo by Luc Monnet

Years ago, the number of cigar factories in Nicaragua could be counted on the fingers of one hand. Now, Nicaragua is the new place to be for most manufacturers. more

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