Philip Morris International (PMI) is one of the world’s leading tobacco companies, with a global workforce of 79,800. Out of 15 top brands in the world, 5 of them belong to PMI and they are present on more than 180 markets, including the Marlboro – number one world brand of cigarettes. PMI has 39 production facilities in 32 different countries. PMI’s products are chosen by more than 150 million consumers worldwide. The vision of the company is replacement of conventional cigarettes with smoke-free products. PMI’s smoke-free products are sold on 78 markets (as of March 31, 2023). Also PMI has two smoke-free product research facilities, in Switzerland and Singapore and over 1,516 research and development scientists, engineers and technicians working on smoke-free products.
IQOS electronic heat-not-burn device is available on Macedonian market since 2020. IQOS is a result of work and dedication of more than 400 scientists and engineers of PMI. More than USD 7 billion were invested on the beginning in this smoke-free product. To date, PMI invested over USD 10.5 billion, in the research and development of innovative smoke-free products that adult smokers can switch to.
„Philip Morris TKP“ is charged with production, distribution, promotion and sales of brands from the joint portfolio on the domestic market. First international brand from the PMI’s portfolio produced in the factory of Tutunski Kombinat Prilep is Bond Street Blue Selection Soft, with which the partnership between both companies became operative and proved the joint benefits for both partners.
Successful combination of international experience, knowledge and reputation of PMI with productional capacities and strong local foundation of TKP is proved furthermore with alighting of the world brand Chesterfield in December 2014.
Also, the seriousness of this partnership is confirmed in 2019 with production of partial portfolio of Marlboro in the factory of Tutunski Kombinat AD Prilep.