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The production of tobacco in Tunisia has more hundred years of history.
In fact, since 1981, Tunisia manufactures the derivative products of
tobacco: cigarettes, snuff, cigars and tobacco for pipe.
With the aim of continuously providing consumers with products responding
to their expectations in terms of taste and aroma, RNTA and MTK apply
the following production process:
with 10 mm filters
with 15 mm filters
with 22 mm filters
with 20 mm filters
in rigid packets
RNTA and MTK currently manufacture 17 products
of cigarettes (5 in soft packets and 4 in rigid packets)
6 types of
2 types of
snuff taking tobacco with the same composition but packaged differently.
Since the 90’s, strategy of production moves to ward the introduction
of new light and sauced labels complying to healthcare standards and
to market trends in terms of taste and design.
To this effect, both companies established an upgrading program of
their production process characterized by the following measures:
of old machinery (namely manufacturers) to adapt them to standards of
facilities acquirement for all the chain of production.
of rigorous selection criteria for the choice of raw materials and supplies
of technicians to use specialized equipments.
with foreign partners for a transfer of technology enabling a better
control of product costs and quality.
These measures enabled a better control of the manufacturing process,
to reduce the rate of tar, the nicotine rates and the carbon monoxide
rates to answer to norms of health.
All products merchandised by RNTA and MTK are submitted to rigorous
physical-chemical controls of laboratories, constantly equipped with
modern and standardized equipments. On the other hand, it should be
noted that RNTA and MTK are the first manufacturers to have affixed
voluntarily on packets, mention “Tobacco is harmful to health.”
The industrial infrastructure includes:
workshop for cigars
workshop for snuff taking tobacco
factory for brown King Size cigarettes
workshop for regular size brown cigarettes
and packing workshop for blond cigarettes in rigid packets.
factory for King Size brown cigarettes
and packing workshop for blond cigarettes in rigid packets (Light Cristal-VML)
Production process :
snuff taking tobacco