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VST Industries incorporated in the year 1930, is an affiliate of British American Tobacco (BAT), UK, which holds a 32.16% stake in the company. The registered office is located at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
The manufacturing facility of the company is located at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. New design machineries in the primary manufacturing and secondary manufacturing departments have been installed for better output and reduction of wastage.
Business area of the company:–
VST Industries is engaged in tobacco and related products business. The Company has sales in India and outside India. Its products include cigarettes, unmanufactured tobacco, cut tobacco and other articles of paper and paper board.
The major brands of the company include Charminar, Charminar Special Filter, Charms Mini Kings and Charms Virginia Filter, XL Filter and Shaan. Its products are targeted at the lower end of the market and have dominance in the small–sized (less than 60 mm) micro segment.
Though the major chunk of revenue comes from sale of cigarettes, it is also in the business of selling non–manufactured and cut tobacco. The company entered into long–term tie–ups with potential customers for oriental tobacco development and marketing, which has now attained commercial production levels and established a market with premium customers for air cured Burley exports. It retains a premier status in sun/air/fire cured tobaccos.
Its main brands are:
Hallmark Tobacco Company the wholly–owned subsidiary of VST Industries is amalgamated with another wholly–owned subsidiary, VST Distribution, Storage & Leasing Company.
Awards & Accreditations:–
Recently, the company has been honored with Gold Award for the year 2006 given by the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), UK for maintaining highest standards in Occupational Health and Safety.