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Welcome: British American Tobacco Japan
Written by BCCJ
April 16, 2014
**We are delighted to welcome British American Tobacco Japan as the newest Corporate Plus member of the BCCJ!**
British American Tobacco Japan is a member of the British American Tobacco Group, the world’s most international tobacco group with the second-highest market share among listed tobacco companies. Having celebrated its centenary in 2002, the Group, with more than 56,000 employees, currently operates in the markets of around 180 countries.
While the Group has operated for 28 years in the Japanese market, the history of British American Tobacco Japan began anew in the summer of 2001.
In 1984, the Group launched its business in Japan through Brown & Williamson Japan, Inc. (“B&W Japan”). The following year, it began distribution through SCA Tobacco (SCAT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation. In 2000, the Group acquired all the SCAT shares from Sumitomo to make the company its subsidiary, and after integrating its business with B&W Japan in 2001, to form British American Tobacco Japan Co., Ltd. It is headquartered in the Atago Mori Tower in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Despite the complex and severely competitive environment, British American Tobacco Japan operates its business in the constant pursuit of tobacco products of the highest quality. The reputation as maintaining the highest standard comes from having hired employees with outstanding skills. British American Tobacco Japan is staffed with employees of high caliber, and constantly strives to develop and maintain their skills.
Around 1,000 employees currently work for British American Tobacco Japan.
Frederico Monteiro, General Manager of BAT Japan, says, “We are very pleased to be joining the BCCJ and hope to have the opportunity to network with other members and to play our part in the community.”
The company’s website can be found at http://www.batj.com/
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