For more than 25 years Grand Tobacco, together with its sister companies (International Masis Tabak (IMT) and Masis Tobacco (MT)), have been the largest players in the Armenian cigarette market.
Founded in 1997 by Hrant vardanyan, Grand Tobacco has a lengthy history that dates back to 1924. During this time, its ancestor, Armenian Tobacco Factory (ATF), was founded in Soviet Armenia. Ever since, Armenian cigarettes have established a strong reputation and are valued amongst smokers of all the former CIS countries. Today, Grand Tobacco proudly maintains its reputation as the well-deserved heir to the former Armenian Tobacco Factory.
International Masis Tabak cigarette production is highly innovative and equipped with the latest machinery. IMT frequently invests in new cutting-edge technologies to maintain its competitive stance in the industry.
Masis Tobacco, founded in 2000, is mainly responsible for growing leaf tobacco in Armenia. Today more than 500 farmers are engaged in this business, and are the local tobacco leaf suppliers to GT and IMT.