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Philip Morris International (PMI) has a significant presence in Switzerland, employing over 3,000 people. Our history in Switzerland dates back to 1957 when we signed an agreement with the Neuchâtel-based Fabriques de Tabac Réunies to produce the first Marlboro cigarettes manufactured outside the United States. In 1963, PMI acquired Fabriques de Tabac Réunies, and today this factory is one of PMI’s most important manufacturing facilities, employing over 400 people. The factory produces cigarettes for both the domestic Swiss market and for export to over 40 countries around the world.

Key Facts


Number of Employees

Approximately 3,000


Main brands

Marlboro, Philip Morris, Muratti, Brunette, Chesterfield, L&M, IQOS, HEETS

Top Employer Switzerland English 2017

Philip Morris S.A., based in Lausanne, is responsible for sales and marketing activities in Switzerland. PM S.A. is the number-one tobacco company in Switzerland, and our product portfolio includes five of the top 11 cigarette brands in the country.

The city of Lausanne is also home to PMI’s worldwide Operations Center, where over 1,500 people work to support our business across the more than 180 countries where we sell our products.


PMI’s center for Research & Development (R&D) is also located in Switzerland. Over 400 R&D employees focus on the development of products with the potential to reduce the risk of tobacco-related diseases. 

Philip Morris International and its affiliates in Switzerland have an active charitable contributions program throughout the country. We support organizations that provide assistance in the communities where our employees live and work. 

Operations Center

    Philip Morris International Management SA
    Operations Center
    Avenue de Rhodanie 50
    1007 Lausanne
    Switzerland

Swiss Affiliate

    Philip Morris SA
    Chemin de Brillancourt 4
    1001 Lausanne
    Suisse

Research & Development

    Philip Morris International Research & Development
    Quai Jeanrenaud 5
    2000 Neuchâtel
    Suisse

Manufacturing Facility

    Philip Morris Products SA
    Quai Jeanrenaud 3
    2000 Neuchâtel
    Suisse

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