Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has invested €22.5 million ($26.6 million) in expanding production at its Trier, Germany, plant, reports Lokalo.de.
“Our plant in Trier has a special place in the JTI group,” said Peter Kilburg, plant manager. “We are one of only two plants in which all production steps are mapped—from raw tobacco storage to preparation and processing of the tobacco to the finished product. The investment in the double-digit million range strengthens the strategic importance of the Trier plant within JTI’s global supply chain—it is a clear commitment to the Trier production location.”
Further investments are planned for the coming years.
JTI invested €30 million in 2001 for the construction of the facility.