Imperial Tobacco Group Plc is an independent, UK-based multinational tobacco company which, since 1996, has transformed itself from a national manufacturer of tobacco products into a substantial multinational tobacco group. It is now the fourth largest multinational tobacco company in the world behind PMI, BAT, and Japan Tobacco, and is active in all sectors of the tobacco products market.
Imperial Tobacco has its group headquarters in Bristol and was originally established in 1901 as a result of the defensive grouping of a number of indigenous cigarette manufacturers. Since then, the company has set about developing its international business, largely through acquisitions.
As of February 2016, Imperial Tobacco Group Plc was renamed Imperial Brands Plc.
- Imperial's global sales in 2014 were almost 300 billion pieces.
- In the financial year ending September 30th 2014, Imperial Tobacco Group (ITG) reported gross turnover of over 25 billion.
- The company currently controls around 5% of the global market.
- Germany, the UK and Spain were Imperial's three largest markets in 2013.
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