Philip Morris ČR a.s., an affiliate of Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI), is the leading producer and marketer of tobacco products in the Czech Republic and is listed on the Prague Stock Exchange.
The history of Philip Morris International in the Czech Republic began in 1987 when PMI granted a license to produce Marlboro to the Czechoslovakian tobacco industry, a predecessor of the state-owned company Tabák, a.s.
In 1992, Philip Morris International acquired a majority share in Tabák, a.s. As of November 1, 2000 the company was renamed Philip Morris ČR a.s.
The company‘s manufacturing facility in Kutna Hora is the only tobacco plant in the Czech Republic. Since 1992 the company’s manufacturing facility has been steadily modernized and enlarged. Between 2008 and 2010, the company invested CZK 750 million in a plant modernization project.
Philip Morris ČR a.s. has a strong portfolio of popular international and local cigarette brands such as Marlboro, L&M, Red & White, Philip Morris, Petra and Sparta. In the Czech Republic, the company currently markets nine cigarette brand families available in 72 cigarette variants across different taste and price segments, as well as 3 variants of roll-your-own tobacco.
Philip Morris ČR a.s. has a 99% interest in Philip Morris Slovakia s.r.o. registered in the Slovak Republic.
Philip Morris ČR a.s. employs more than 1,200 people.