New Cuba factory by 2018

| November 3, 2016

Brascuba has said that its new US$100 million cigarette factory in Cuba is expected to begin operations in the second half of 2018 with an estimated annual output of 15 billion pieces, according to a Fox News Latino story relayed by the TMA.

Brascuba, which is a joint venture between Cuba’s State-owned Tabacuba and Brazil’s Souza Cruz (British American Tobacco), said the state-of-the-art plant would be built on a 27-acre site.

It would meet the highest standards of environmental protection, security and workers’ health.

More than 70 percent of the site would be classified as “green” areas, which would include a waste treatment plant and water recycling station.

Tabacuba President Justo Luis Fuentes said the investment in the factory “means development and elevating the efficiency of Brascuba after 21 years of operations not devoid of difficulties”.

And Souza Cruz vice president Leonardo Serra said “[w]ith the ongoing search for efficiency, we can move forward toward excellence and guarantee that the expansion of our business can be double or triple the current numbers”.

Category: Breaking News

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