British American Tobacco (BAT)


Well-known tobacco manufacturer that is widely known globally is British American Tobacco (BAT).

Born internationally” is the main company’s logo, whose origin goes back to the foundation of the company.

British American Tobacco (BAT) was established on two continents United States of America and Great Britain in 1902.

It was launched by UK’s Imperial Tobacco and American Tobacco Company of the United States.

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The given partnership provided peace between both tobacco companies, which ultimately decided that they shouldn’t operate on each other’s territories.

To expand their revenue they determined to beat the trade markets of other countries agreeing to use each other’s cigarette brands on other territories in order to boost their trading abilities.

The joint company was led by James Buchanan Duke – marketing professional of his time. It was him who created numerous advertising strategies, particularly for each country where BAT was releasing its marketing campaign.

Apart from the advertisement, James Duke developed innovative approaches of work, which permitted him to significantly decrease the price of the cigarettes, maintaining the great quality of products.

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All those approaches offered fast growth and during the first decade of the 20th century British American Tobacco (BAT) extended its trade market to Egypt, Netherlands, India and Malaysia.

Within that period over 10 billion of cigarettes were sold.

In 1920 United Kingdom half of the company determined to acquire the share of its American partner.

Thus the company extended even more, attaining and winning such huge markets as Argentina and Brazil.

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British American Tobacco (BAT) succeeded to acquire the biggest share of the Brazil tobacco maker, converting the tobacco production of this country to be the largest subsidiary of BAT in the world.

Both World Wars improved the demand and sales of cigarettes, as a result thousands of women workers were hired to work at tobacco plants and satisfy the enormous demand in cigarettes for soldiers.

During the war time giant cigarette manufacturer was selling over 20 billion cigarettes yearly.

Cigarette Brands produced by British American Tobacco:

  • Dunhill
  • Hilton
  • Kent
  • Pall Mall
  • Viceroy
  • Lucky Strike
  • Vogue
  • Benson & Hedges
  • Rothmans
  • Kool


British American Tobacco (BAT) Video

The people who help make us the company we are today take centre stage in our new video, We are BAT.

It presents British American Tobacco through the eyes of employees and those we work with worldwide.

Among those we hear from are a farmer in Brazil; BAT scientists developing a next generation of potentially less harmful nicotine products; and a management trainee embarking on a career with BAT.

We believe their stories show who we are: a progressive company that’s proud of its heritage and excited about the future. The video was produced for BAT by Montreal-based Kamafilms.

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