Philip Morris International Doubles Investment in Heated Tobacco Unit Facility in Italy. Another Step towards a Smoke-Free Future.
26.6.2017 14:56 | Business Wire
Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today announced a plan to invest an additional approximately €500 million to expand capacity at the company’s smoke-free product manufacturing facility in Crespellano (Bologna, Italy).
The facility at Crespellano is PMI’s first dedicated manufacturing facility for large scale production of HEETS, the tobacco units used with the electronic tobacco heating device IQOS.
Completed in September 2016, the facility currently employs over 600 people with a high level of technical expertise in areas such as mechanical engineering electronics and chemistry. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2018 and is part of the company’s plans to have a total annual installed capacity of approximately 100 billion heated tobacco units by the end of next year.
“Last week, we announced our second greenfield facility in Dresden (Germany). The expansion of our first one, in Crespellano, shows the momentum of our efforts to turn PMI’s vision for a smoke-free future into a reality as soon as possible,” said Frederic de Wilde, President of PMI’s European Union Region.
Michele Cattoni, PMI’s VP Technology & Operations RRPs, added: “The opening of the Crespellano plant represented a historic milestone in PMI’s commitment to replace cigarettes with better alternatives to the benefit of smokers, public health and society at large. We are now rapidly expanding our capacity to manufacture smoke-free products in order to meet growing demand from adult smokers.”
IQOS and HEETS were first made available for adult smokers in Milan in November 2014. IQOS is currently available nationwide in Italy, and in key cities or nationwide in more than 25 markets around the world. More than two million people have already given up smoking and switched to IQOS.
The expansion of the Bologna facility follows the announcement earlier this month that PMI will invest approximately USD 320 million in a HEETS production facility in Dresden, Germany, adding to the previously announced investments in the conversion of cigarette manufacturing facilities in Greece, Romania and Russia to HEETS production.
IQOS is one of four scientifically substantiated smoke-free product platforms that PMI is developing to address adult smoker demand for better alternatives to cigarettes. Since 2008, PMI has hired more than 400 scientists and experts and invested over USD 3 billion in research, product development and scientific substantiation for smoke-free products. The company openly shares its scientific methodologies and findings for independent third-party review and verification, and has published its research in over 200 articles and book chapters since 2011. Results of scientific research conducted by PMI to date indicate that switching completely to IQOS is likely to reduce the risk of harm compared to cigarette smoking, and is a better choice for those who would otherwise continue to smoke.
Philip Morris International Inc.
Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the world’s leading international tobacco company, with six of the world's top 15 international brands and products sold in more than 180 markets. In addition to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, including Marlboro, the number one global cigarette brand, and other tobacco products, PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of reduced-risk products (RRPs). RRPs is the term PMI uses to refer to products that present, are likely to present, or have the potential to present less risk of harm to smokers who switch to these products versus continued smoking. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry-leading scientific substantiation, PMI aims to provide an RRP portfolio that meets a broad spectrum of adult smoker preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. For more information, see www.pmi.com and www.pmiscience.com.
Philip Morris International
T: +41 (0)58 242 4500
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi
Haluatko tietää asioista jo ennen kuin ne uutisoidaan? Kun tilaat tiedotteemme tältä julkaisijalta, saat ne sähköpostiisi yhtä aikaa suomalaisen median kanssa. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.
Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire
Digi Communications N.V. Announces the Publishing of an Update to the Investigation by the Romanian National Anti-Corruption Directorate22.8.2017 19:38 | Tiedote
In connection with the investigation triggered by the Romanian National Anti-Corruption Directorate (“DNA”), which we have previously disclosed to the market and to our investors in the initial public offering prospectus dated 26 April 2017, in the supplemental prospectus dated 8 May 2017 (together, the “Prospectus”), as well as in the subsequent public reports, we inform you that, based on the public release no 832/VIII/3 issued on 22 August 2017, the DNA sent to court under the judiciary control Mr. Ioan Bendei (Vice-president of the Board of Directors of RCS & RDS S.A. – the Company’s subsidiary („RCS&RDS”)) in connection with the offences of bribery and accessory to money laundering, as well as RCS&RDS in connection with the offences of bribery and money laundering, INTEGRASOFT S.R.L. (one of RCS&RDS’s subsidiaries in Romania) in connection with the offence of accessory to mon
Meggitt Training Systems to Exhibit at DSEI 201722.8.2017 17:00 | Tiedote
Meggitt Training Systems, the leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and law enforcement, will participate at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) through the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The military and security industry event will be held September 12-15, 2017 at ExCeL in London, England. “Today’s threats necessitate maximum realism, despite stretched budgets, and that’s what Meggitt provides to government and commercial customers globally,” said Mark Mears, managing director at Meggitt Training Systems, Ltd. “Although proudly based in Georgia, Meggitt Training Systems is part of Meggitt PLC, a UK-headquartered corporation. As such, we particularly look forward to engaging with current and prospective customers at DSEI, the UK’s largest defense and security trade show.” On
SailPoint Named a Leader in Cloud-based Identity Governance22.8.2017 17:00 | Tiedote
SailPoint, the leader in enterprise identity management, was recently named the overall market leader in KuppingerCole’s 2017 “Leadership Compass: Identity as a Service: Cloud-based Provisioning, Access Governance and Federation.” In addition to being named a leader in every category of the report, SailPoint received superior rankings in four of the five evaluation criteria: security, functionality, interoperability and usability. KuppingerCole is an international and independent analyst organization with a strong focus on Information Security and Identity and Access Management. KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass reports provide an in-depth analysis of the main players in the market, defining each as a follower, challenger or leader. The Leadership Compass Report for IDaaS evaluates leaders in innovation, product features, and market reach for identity-as-a-service offerings tar
Camelbay Real Estate Management NL B.V. Selects Yardi Voyager22.8.2017 16:58 | Tiedote
Camelbay Real Estate Management NL B.V. will utilise Yardi Voyager® 7S, a browser-agnostic, fully mobile Software-as-a-Service platform, as its accounting and property management platform. Camelbay will use Yardi Voyager to streamline its property management, leasing and accounting processes for its Dutch real estate portfolio, which is predominantly comprised of commercial office assets. “The automation, transparency and fully integrated accounting and property management that Voyager provides will help us manage our daily financial and operational activities more efficiently and enhance our competitive position within the Dutch office market,” said Alon Levy, Director of Camelbay Real Estate Management NL B.V. “We are very pleased to welcome Camelbay as our latest client in the Netherlands,” said Neal Gemassmer, Vice President of International for Yardi.
Laser Design CyberGage®360, Automated 3D Scanning & Inspection System Adopted by Proto Labs in their State-of-the-Art Metrology Lab22.8.2017 16:44 | Tiedote
Laser Design, Inc., a subsidiary of CyberOptics (NASDAQ:CYBE), and premier provider of ultra-precise 3D scanning systems and services, announces the adoption of the CyberGage360 3D Scanning and Inspection system by Proto Labs, the world’s fastest digital manufacturing source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts providing unprecedented speed-to-market value for designers and engineers. “At Proto Labs, we strive to challenge the traditional rules of manufacturing in order to deliver custom manufactured components at unprecedented speeds,” said Dylan Lundberg, Senior Manufacturing Engineer of Protoworks, Proto Labs’ R&D lab. “Everything we do revolves around reducing our customers’ time to market and we do that by digitalizing the entire manufacturing process. From our front-end services to our proprietary processes on the manufacturing floor, you will find thr
Altierre Strengthens Executive Team in Europe With Hiring of Guillaume Vicot and Niclas Qvist22.8.2017 15:00 | Tiedote
Altierre Corp., a provider of the world’s highest density, ultra-low energy, long-range wireless technology and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) market, today announced two additions to its France-based European executive team. Guillaume Vicot has joined the company as General manager, Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) and Niclas Qvist has joined as Vice President, Partner management & Marketing. Vicot joins Altierre’s management team after 17 successful years in the Auto-ID industry, barcode scanning and mobile computing. He most recently served as Vice President of sales, Western Europe, for PSC / Datalogic, leader in the bar code scanning industry, where he oversaw a team of more than 100 people and developed a tactical go-to-market strategy, achieving revenue well over US$100 million. “Guillaume has many top level strategic relationships with retailers
Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme