Alliance One International, Inc. sells processed tobacco. The company also offers processing and related services to the manufacturers of tobacco products. The company deals primarily in flue-cured, burley, and oriental tobaccos that are used in international brand cigarettes. In 2014, the company formed a joint venture in Brazil with China Tobacco International, Inc. Processing The company processes tobacco to meet each customer's specifications as to quality, yield, chemistry, particle size, moisture content and other characteristics. The company processes tobacco in approximately 35 owned and third-party facilities worldwide, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Guatemala, India, Tanzania, the United States, Malawi, Thailand, Germany, Indonesia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey. These facilities encompass all export locations of flue-cured, burley and oriental tobaccos. Selling The company ships tobacco to manufacturers of cigarettes and other consumer tobacco products located in approximately 90 countries worldwide as designated by these manufacturers. In certain countries the company also uses commissioned agents to supplement its selling activities. In some markets, principally the United States, the company processes tobacco that is owned by its customers. Customers As of March 31, 2016, Philip Morris International, Inc. and China Tobacco International, Inc. accounted for more than 10% of the company’s revenues. Seasonality The purchasing and processing activities of the company’s tobacco business are seasonal. Flue-cured tobacco grown in the United States is purchased, processed, and marketed during the five-month period beginning in July and ending in November. The U.S. grown burley tobacco is purchased, processed, and marketed from late November through January or February. Tobacco grown in Brazil is purchased, processed, and marketed from January through July and in Africa from April through September. History Alliance One International, Inc., a Virginia corporation, was founded in 1904.
alliance one international
8001 Aerial Center Parkway
PO Box 2009
Morrisville, NC 27560
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