Another development at the BAT Tobacco Factory in Pécs
British American Tobacco (BAT) plans to invest about HUF 3 billion, as a result of which the number of factory workers is expected to significantly increase, up to 150 to 200, by the first half of 2018. As a result of a decline in volumes in Western Europe and rising production costs, it has become necessary to carry out a strategic review and to rethink the production structure of the Group in Europe. As a result of the new strategic guideline, the role of Pécs is further strengthened in the European supply chain of BAT.
BAT Pécsi Dohánygyár Kft. is the Hungarian subsidiary of the London-based British American Tobacco Group.BAT purchased the Pécs Tobacco Factory with a history of 100 years in 1992. Having implemented production projects to the value of about HUF 57 billion since then, it became one of the most important investors and employers in Pécs.In September 2014, a new manufacturing unit was also delivered, which created 200 new jobs, then another expansion by 200 workers was announced at the end of 2015.BAT currently employs about 700 workers directly in our country, of which about 600 work in production.
Due to development projects carried out in the past few years, the Pécs Tobacco Factory of BAT has become a production unit with a complex product portfolio, which is capable of meeting the challenges of a changed market environment in a flexible way.The vast majority of the products of the tobacco factory are exported. The company supplies tobacco products to more than 30 countries.