Homepage  Homepage     Search on site  Search on site     To write the letter  To write the letter     Site map  Site map
Agro Perspectiva
We are on: 
   
 


Home > News

Philip Morris International Doubles Investment in Heated Tobacco Unit Facility in Italy

30.06.2017 14:45 "Agro Perspectiva" (Kyiv) Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today announced a plan to invest an additional approximately 500million to expand capacity at the companys smoke-free product manufacturing facility in Crespellano (Bologna, Italy).

The facility at Crespellano is PMIs first dedicated manufacturing facility for large scale production of HEETS, the tobacco units used with the electronic tobacco heating device IQOS.

Completed in September 2016, the facility currently employs over 600people with a high level of technical expertise in areas such as mechanical engineering electronics and chemistry. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2018and is part of the companys plans to have a total annual installed capacity of approximately 100billion heated tobacco units by the end of next year.

«Last week, we announced our second greenfield facility in Dresden (Germany). The expansion of our first one, in Crespellano, shows the momentum of our efforts to turn PMIs vision for a smoke-free future into a reality as soon as possible,» said Frederic de Wilde, President of PMIs European Union Region.

Michele Cattoni, PMIs VP Technology & Operations RRPs, added: «The opening of the Crespellano plant represented a historic milestone in PMIs commitment to replace cigarettes with better alternatives to the benefit of smokers, public health and society at large. We are now rapidly expanding our capacity to manufacture smoke-free products in order to meet growing demand from adult smokers.»

IQOS and HEETS were first made available for adult smokers in Milan in November 2014. IQOS is currently available nationwide in Italy, and in key cities or nationwide in more than 25markets around the world. More than two million people have already given up smoking and switched to IQOS.

The expansion of the Bologna facility follows the announcement earlier this month that PMI will invest approximately USD 320million in a HEETS production facility in Dresden, Germany, adding to the previously announced investments in the conversion of cigarette manufacturing facilities in Greece, Romania and Russia to HEETS production.

IQOS is one of four scientifically substantiated smoke-free product platforms that PMI is developing to address adult smoker demand for better alternatives to cigarettes. Since 2008, PMI has hired more than 400scientists and experts and invested over USD 3billion in research, product development and scientific substantiation for smoke-free products. The company openly shares its scientific methodologies and findings for independent third-party review and verification, and has published its research in over 200articles and book chapters since 2011. Results of scientific research conducted by PMI to date indicate that switching completely to IQOS is likely to reduce the risk of harm compared to cigarette smoking, and is a better choice for those who would otherwise continue to smoke.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the worlds leading international tobacco company, with six of the worlds top 15international brands and products sold in more than 180markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including Marlboro, the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of reduced-risk products (RRPs). RRPs is the term PMI uses to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continued smoking. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry-leading scientific substantiation, PMI aims to provide an RRP portfolio that meets a broad spectrum of adult smoker preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements.

Agro Perspectiva

< Poroshenko: Local budgets must develop local communities All news for
30.06.2017
Import from China share about 12% Ukrainian total import >

19.08.2022  
07:06 The FAO Dairy Price Index averaged 146.4 points in July, down 3.8 points (2.5 percent) from June
06.08.2022  
15:38 FAO Food Price Index registered a steep drop in July
03.08.2022  
15:55 BASF enters power agreements for clean energy supply of more than 20 BASF sites across the United States
13:22 FAO to boost soil nutrient mapping in Central America and sub-Saharan Africa $20 million contribution from U.S.A. will catalyze more efficient use of fertilizers
12:21 Europe and Central Asia: Promoting green agriculture to transform local agrifood systems
11:23 Ukraine: Canada contributes USD 40 million to cover 2.4 million tonnes of storage
29.07.2022  
16:55 South Africa Fresh Orange Production and Exports Climb Higher
26.07.2022  
11:28 BASF transforms market towards certified, sustainably sourced coconut oil
23.07.2022  
02:43 Black Sea grain exports deal a beacon of hope amid Ukraine war - Guterres
07.07.2022  
12:43 Russia illegally exports 150,000-170,000 tonnes of grain from Ukraine per month - Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey
28.06.2022  
08:35 Export prices for milling wheat again fell slightly
27.06.2022  
09:50 No concrete agreements on holding talks with participation of Ukraine, Russia, Turkey, UN on grain export MFA
20.06.2022  
20:32 Coca-Cola to cease production and sales in Russia
14.06.2022  
16:27 Afghanistan: FAO and the World Bank step up their response to the worsening food security $195 million emergency project aims to provide critical life-saving and livelihood assistance to smallholder farmers
13:32 Ukraine calls on other countries to abandon export restrictions - trade representative
13.06.2022  
12:26 India bans wheat exports to ensure sufficient domestic food grain supply
03.06.2022  
10:28 Thailand Sugar Production and Exports Continue to Rebound
02.06.2022  
11:11 Global rapeseed supplies in 2022/23 are projected to a record 100.5 MMT
31.05.2022  
12:51 Global soybean production in 2022/23 is forecast at a record 394.7 MMT
24.05.2022  
09:05 Global soybean production in 2022/23 is forecast at a record 394.7 MMT
17.05.2022  
15:00 Ukraine rapeseed production is forecast to rise despite the ongoing hostilities
10:49 2021/22 Indonesia Palm Oil Exports Slashed
16.05.2022  
15:45 Astarta Completed Spring Planting 2022
15.05.2022  
16:37 2022/23 Grain Consumption Exceeds Production, Stocks Tighten
11.05.2022  
14:31 EBRD to play key role in support of Ukraine, President says
09.05.2022  
11:15 Vegetable oil and maize prices slightly decrease after recent surge, while rice, meat, dairy and sugar prices slightly increase and global trade prospects dim
29.04.2022  
14:03 BASF achieves strong EBIT before special items despite significantly higher energy and raw materials prices
28.04.2022  
17:52 EU takes steps to suspend all duties on imports from Ukraine
16:27 BASF to wind down activities in Russia and Belarus except for business that supports food production
27.04.2022  
13:54 EBRD enhances trade finance for Ukraine
09:11 Coca-Cola will provide assistance to Ukraine for up to $15 mln
26.04.2022  
20:35 Indonesia. Despite the expected increase in production, imports of raw sugar are also forecast to increase
19:43 Australia is expected to produce another big grain crop in MY 2022/23 after a record setting winter crop and strong summer crop production in MY 2021/22
21.04.2022  
10:15 The Ukraine Conflict and Other Factors Contributing to High Commodity Prices and Food Insecurity
16.04.2022  
16:25 WFP appeals for access to encircled cities in Ukraine
12.04.2022  
11:35 Global cereal trade and utilization in 2021/22 revised down
10:25 FAO Food Price Index posts significant leap in March
07.04.2022  
08:49 FAO launches new phase of agriculture policy initiative with $11 million grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
29.03.2022  
21:32 Astarta Starts Spring Planting
24.03.2022  
21:15 Pakistan. Wheat production in 2022/23 is forecast at 26.4 MMT
14.03.2022  
13:21 CNH Industrial Statement on Ukraine and Russia
10.03.2022  
11:10 Market Signals to Sell Soybean Stocks
09:05 2021/22 Grain Trade in Flux Amid Russia-Ukraine Conflict
07.03.2022  
12:40 FAO Food Price Index rises to record high in February
03.03.2022  
11:25 The Food Front is open: the food of Ukraine will provide citizens with products under any conditions!
11:21 Ukrainian CCI ask all international trade associations to cease cooperation with representatives of russian trade associations
23.02.2022  
14:05 Astarta Invests USD14.6m in the Construction of a Modern Sugar Storage Silo
16.02.2022  
13:18 Brazil. The drought in the south of the country has dampened prospects for a record crop
10.02.2022  
17:21 World Pulses Day leverages the power of youth to transform agrifood systems
17:17 Shrinking South America Soybean Production Constricts Trade and Boosts Prices

Also available: 


NewsNews - News - News - News - News - News
BriefWeekly Reports - Free article
SubscriptionTariff - News&Reports
AdvertisingMagazine - Site
ConferencesForum AGRO-2013 - DAIRY WORLD-2008 - FERTILIZERS-2010
Statistics
For our clientsAgroNewsDaily - Ukrainian Grain&Oilseed Market - Fertilizers - Milk Monthly - Milk Weekly
About usAbout project - Contact
2002 -2022 © Agrarika, ltd.
tel.: +380 44 5934543; +380 44 5934540
e-mail: client@agroperspectiva.com