Tabacalera Altense was created in the 1930s in the city of Quetzaltenango.
In 1965, PMI embarked on growth and acquisition that generated important sources of jobs and revenues for Guatemala. The manufacturing was directly done by TACASA, and PROESA S.A. started distribution in 1994.
TACASA was the only cigarette manufacturer in the country until October 24, 2012. Today, TACASA imports and markets its products in Guatemala.