The Tobacco Industry of Sri Lanka has been improving with regards to exports over time. The Ceylon Tobacco Corporation, a subsidiary of British American Tobacco controls the tobacco market in Sri Lanka with rigid regulations and extensive product, marketing, and taxation requirements. Almost 100% of the tobacco used for manufacturing is cultivated in the country which ensures the highest quality of product and packaging. The relatively low costs of production, highly trainable and skilled workforce, and the highest quality authentic products ensure that the Tobacco exports are up to par with the highest global standards.
UTP is committed to provide world class cigars and bobbins, made with love & out of famous tobaccos, to its set of global customers for their superior enjoyment while striving to protect and preserve environment around us through, quality and environmental management systems compliant to ISO 9001:2015 standards and ISO 14001:2015 international standards,
Agio has had a factory in Sri Lanka since 1985. The more than 1,500 people who work here process the tobacco that will be used as binder and wrapper leaves. The bales of raw tobacco are delivered to our factory in Sri Lanka straight from plantations in countries such as Indonesia, Brazil and Ecuador.
Before the raw tobacco can be processed, it has to be moistened to make the leaves soft and pliable. The leaves are then sorted according to length, colour and flawlessness and binder and wrapper strips are cut from the sorted tobacco. Different shaped strips are cut for each model of cigar. The cut strips are placed on a carrier material and rolled into tobacco coils that are shipped to our factory in Westerlo as semi-finished products.
Hayleys Free Zone is a legal entity established under the Commercial Hub Regulation Act No. 1 of 2013 and operates as an offshore location to provide logistics services to global clients, mainly with the aim of offering storage and value added services for re-export, as done in other free zones across the Globe.
Almost 100% of the tobacco used for manufacturing is cultivated in the country which ensures the highest quality of products that are up to par with the highest global standards. Ceylon Tobacco Corporation controls the tobacco market and its exports.