Who we are
We are BAT – a global business with a proud history and an exciting future Founded in 1902, our company continues to go from strength to strength thanks to our leading tobacco brands, talented people and our commitment to lead Next Generation Product categories. British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets. We make the cigarettes chosen by around one in eight of the world’s one billion adult smokers and we are market leaders in more than 55 countries. We are proud that we are consistently among the top 10 companies on the London Stock Exchange. In 2016, we sold 665 billion cigarettes, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.
Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555. As well as cigarettes, our core tobacco product range also includes Fine Cut (roll-your-own and make-your-own tobacco), Swedish-style snus and cigars. Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also at the forefront of developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. We call them Next Generation Products and our portfolio includes Vype, our Vapour Products, and glo, our Tobacco Heating Product.