Imperial Tobacco no longer British

16 April 2014

Imperial Tobacco Distressing fag news just in as it transpires that Imperial Tobacco is to close its last UK plant in Nottingham, with the loss of 540 jobs.

The company will also be closing another plant in Nantes, France where it employs 320, and so that will bring it's tally towards 900

The company said the closures reflected falling industry output in Europe blamed on tough economic conditions, increasing regulation, higher taxes and the growth in smuggling. As well as a general downturn in the popularity of smoking.

The plant in Nottingham, which makes brands including JPS, Regal, Embassy No1, Lambert & Butler and Golden Virginia, was capable of making 36 billion cigarettes a year but would produce only 17 billion this year.

The company, which has 46 manufacturing sites worldwide and a workforce of 35,000, makes other, poncier brands including Davidoff and Gauloises.

The firm hopes that this restructuring will help secure a sustainable future for it, although these effects will be unlikely to be noticed until 2018.

Poor fags.

4 comments

  • WARWICK H.
    This company is the main funding plank of my insurance provider, this could be bad news.
  • jim
    oh man i like golden virginia - the imported stuff is mank. flex with the herb n shizzle
  • Keith t.
    Give up!! Bad for your health and wallet anyway!
  • Jeepers
    Sorry to hear about the jobs, but pleased to hear the factory and smell will be going from Nottingham.

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