March 20, 2018

Facts & Figures: Papastratos factory converts to smoke-free products production

After 87 years of producing cigarettes, PMI’ Greek affiliate Papastratos has ended the production of conventional cigarettes in its factory in Aspropyrgos and will now exclusively produce HEETS, the heated tobacco units used with the IQOS tobacco heating system. This is the first full conversion of a cigarette factory and marks the next step in PMI’s transformation towards a smoke-free future.

Here are the key facts about the facility:

- PMI has invested EUR 300 million to complete the conversion since March 2017
- 400 new jobs created by the end of 2018
- Production capacity of 10,000 smoke-free tobacco units per minute
- 3 new buildings with a total surface of 15,000 m2
- 10 production lines and 2 cast leaf units

Curious about how the factory looks inside? Watch the video to get a closer look: