Havana, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Internacional Cubana de Tabaco S.A. (ICT) company will launch new vitolas of the Belinda and Troya brands in early November to meet the increasing demand in the world cigar market.
ICT said in an official communique that the new vitolas will be launched at the 26th International Havana Fair (FIHAV 2008), scheduled to open on November 3.
Belinda, a brand from the late 19th century (1882), is commercialized as Belinda Coronas, and its vitola Cristales will come in 20-cigar boxes and three-cigar cases.
For its part, Troya was created in 1932 and is commercialized as Coronas Club and Universales in 20-cigar boxes and three-cigar cases. In both cases, each cigar weighs more than three grams.
The brand Guantanamera, whose cigars weigh more than three grams, will also be present at FIHAV 2008.
ICT is a Cuban joint venture that produces and commercializes 100-percent natural, machine-made cigars.
The company produces more than ten brands and 44 small-format cigars of the brands Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Partagas, La Gloria Cubana, H.Upmann, San Luis Rey and Quintero cigars.
ICT can produce more than 140 million cigars a year, and has reported sales of 125 million cigars and revenues of 20 million dollars.
ICT products are exported to Spain, France, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Greece, Canada, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia and Chile, as well as African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Source: Prensa Latina