Villiger Cigars have opened a new factory in Brazil, Villiger Do Brasil (which translates from Portuguese to “Villiger of Brazil”). Heinrich Villiger was there for the opening of the new facility, marking the next evolution of a long relationship between Villiger Cigars and Brazilian tobacco, dating back to Villiger Cigars’ beginnings in 1888, when Villiger began importing Brazilian tobacco. This later led to establishing a Brazilian Villiger subsidiary, and factory called Charutos Tobajara Limitada. The name is derived from a tobacco growing Indian tribe in the Amazon area.
The opening of this larger, more modern Villiger do Brasil factory, has replaced the former factory but keeps the location in the same area near the city of Feira de Santana. The Brazilian Villiger subsidiary will now be called Villiger do Brasil Limitada. Heinrich Villiger is passionate about Brazilian tobacco. So much so, that he made a point to join in the opening ceremonies for the new factory. Currently, only Brazilian Puros are produced at the Villiger do Brasil factory.
Mr. Villiger said: ”Brazilian tobacco holds a special place in my heart. My grandparents saw the value in Brazilian tobacco when they began Villiger Cigars as very small operation in 1888, and we have continued the tradition of using this very special tobacco in many of our brands. We feel that the hard working and passionate team at Villiger do Brasil will help us increase the awareness of Brazilian tobacco worldwide.”