During the decades-long existence on the market, we followed the flows, markets and developed products that would satisfy the expectations and demands of our consumers. As a result, most of our history has been leaders and are recognizable by products that have always had a significant share of the market.
The first products of the Sarajevo Tobacco Factory were packs of sliced tobacco, which were originally produced manually, in the so-called. avanima. The tobacco used for this purpose was of different types. Packages of cut tobacco were also varied. Already in the Austro-Hungarian period, this product of Tobacco Factory Sarajevo was exported.
With the production of cigarettes began at the end of 1882. Until 1905 cigarettes in Fabric were made manually, when the first machine for automatic cigarette production was purchased.
By the beginning of the First World War, 23 types of cigarettes came out of the Sarajevo Tobacco Factory. They are packed in boxes of wood, sheet metal, cardboard. The smallest package was five, and the biggest one hundred cigarettes.
In the period between the two world wars, the production and packaging of cut tobacco continued, as well as several types of oval and round cigarettes. Packages of cigarettes ranged up to 100 or 500 pieces. Just before the Second World War, the production of cut tobacco is falling, as its demand is getting smaller.
The need for expansion and modernization of existing factory plants influenced in the mid-1950s the decision to build a new factory complex, which was finally realized in 1960, when the factory moved to newly built facilities in Pofalici.
The surface of newly constructed buildings at the moment of relocation amounted to approximately 40 000 m2. The complex consisted of several different, purpose-built buildings. In 1971, the final complex of the Pofalici complex was completed, when the building of the Tobacco Factory and Plant was completed.
Through 130 years of its existence, Tobacco Factory Sarajevo has gone through periods of great success, but also of falls, which were regularly a consequence of the activities of the outside. Today, this is a modern company with exceptional tradition and experience in all areas of tobacco processing. From procurement, through making blends, to design.