Chronological activities and innovations our group underwent during the last 50 years.
Our chronological activities and innovations testify who we are and what we do today
We were the first to use live steam to moisten unfermented oriental tobacco in Greece in our own factory in Thessaloniki, Greece.
We had orders from American tobacco, BAT, Reynolds, PM, Brinkmann.
We started growing Burley and Virginia in Greece.
We build our own 10.000 m2 redrying plant in Alexandria Greece.
We were the first to develop soft drying for Orientals in Greece for BAT Germany.
Started large exports to Egypt and Germany.
We taught to grow the Hungarian state Monopoly through a joint venture agreement Burley.
Started transferring our main activity from Greece to Italy and Made TABITALIA srl.
We started growing tobacco in Italy Verona FCV and in Caserta Burley.
Introduced growing of German Badischer Geudertheimer later called IBG (DAC) in north Italy.
Went to Moldova UDSSR as technical advisor of an Italian subcontractor to solve agronomical problems that appeared in growing Tobacco for the factory in Chisinau, which produced also Marlboro.
Sold from Verona FCV for the first time to Phillip Morris 2.000 ton.
Made, planned and participated financially to the second threshing plant in Italy, in the Verona area.
Entered the Rumanian Market with Italian Tobacco.
Started Export to Egypt, Libya and Maghreb of Italian tobacco.
Started I/III tonga manipulation in Lecce for Italian Orientals and started soft drying in Italy.
Started growing, packing and selling Havanna and IBG in the Benevento and Caserta Area.
Started experiments to produce organic fertilizers in Malta.
Started Growing directly 150 ha of FCV in Verona with high nicotine varieties.
Build our factory in Malta for the production of Nicofert and first export of 3000 tons to DUBAI.
Long-term contract for the supply of Nicofert to the Al Naboodah Group Dubai (We still supply today 2012).
Bought participation in Italian biotechnological company to acquire necessary know-how on Fermentations.
Started exclusive Export to Rumania and Albania from Italy of low grade tobacco in large quantities (8.000ton).
Started buying from Lebanon tobacco and processing it in Italy. Export to Russia.
Started exporting large (2.000 tons a year) quantities in the US of IBG fermented and worked in our Malta factory.
Imported 8.000 tons of Italian tobacco into Rumania from Italy. Transferred stocks from Malta to Romania. Started closing Malta.
Started from Rumania, export to Cuba 2000 tons, Russia 2000 tons, Moldova 1500 tons and made long time agreement of supply with Rumanian state Monopoly and started supplying over 10.000tons a year till 1999 when Rumanian Monopoly was privatized.
Started planning and building primary factory in Rumania and started packing tobacco in Moldova and Ukraine and exporting cigarettes made of our tobacco to Uzbekistan.
Started producing and selling cut rag in Rumania and ex Russian countries.
Started importing into Rumania from Greece and Bulgaria and selling mainly to Rumanian monopoly.
Started importing through multinationals Indian tobacco to Rumania.
Started producing cigarettes in our own factory in Rumania and selling on the local market, reached a maximum of sales of 100.000.000 pieces a month and sold factory (main brand ROXBORO) with contract of supply of tobacco cut rag for 3 years.
Started producing RYO in pouches 50 grams reached a production and sale of 10 tons a month and sold our shares. N.B. our experience in the retail distribution was negative due to the price fight with the major multies.
Started large sales to Moldovian Tutun Chisinau factory 3000 tons.
Our CEO had a devastating car accident but survived.
Company started preparing the management of the next generation due to accident of CEO Peter Buchner.
Rumanian Monopoly is put up for sale and total privatization, Last important supplies are made by our group to Rumania.
The new management entered the Russian. Byelorussian and Ukrainian Market and continued supplying the Rumanian Market to a lesser extent. Started sales of Cut rag to Dubai, and to small factories in Rumania.
Started sales of cut rag into Ukraine and Moldova and expanded sales into Rumania started growing on Own land 150 Hectares Burley in Rumania.
Closed down completely Rumanian Venture and transferred all activities to Italy.
Participated to put up new redrying line and blended strip processing line in Italy.
Went to Bulgaria to try the production of Blended strips with Bulgarian Tobacco but encountered big technical problems due to the natural bacterial/mycotic flora present on Bulgarian territory.
Started transfer to the republic of Moldova and local studies for direct growing and production of cut rag. Participated to put up new threshing line in Italy.
Started in Moldova purchase of land and building, started investment, developed local organization. Put up Silos system in Italy and an automatic scrap cleaning line.
Build Greenhouses for seedlings, drying barns and irrigation system for 200 ha. Started growing in Moldova.
Build and started production of primary factory in Moldova and growing second year of 200 hectares. Expanded our production line in Italy with new vacuum Chamber and amplified Threshing line and stem processing line.
Participated in Finland in a company for retail sale of Tobacco products and opened our first shop in Helsinki with tube filling machines and our own retail products.
Development and production of bulk tobacco extracted e liquids. Development of tobacco brewery brand for European market.
Building a new factory to produce and pack blended strips in Hungary for the production of up to 3000 kg an hour