EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Imperial Tobacco

Imperial Tobacco

Geographic Location

Country: European Union


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
12 - Manufacture of tobacco products
Number Employed: 16500
Group: Imperial Tobacco

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-11-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 1500
Planned Job Reductions max: 1500
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Imperial Tobacco has made significant savings from job cuts, with 1,500 employees being made redundant, half in Germany. It has now announced plans to build a new factory near Izmir in Turkey, and to launch its West brand in China.