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Oettinger Davidoff opens new Honduras factory


June 7, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Jun. 7, 2017 – Oettinger Davidoff AG, a cigar manufacturer headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, has inaugurated its new factory in Danlí, Honduras.

After acquiring tobacco plantations in the Condega region of Nicaragua and in the Jamastrán Valley in Honduras, the company purchased land in Honduras in 2015 to build the factory.

“I am proud to officially inaugurate our new factory. It is not only a milestone in the history of our company, but also reflects our global ‘crop-to-shop’ philosophy with this extension of the vertical integration of the business,” said Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, CEO and board member of Oettinger Davidoff. “Our investments mirror the strong growth on Camacho over the past five years which saw its global sales double, as well as the needed production capacity to continue expanding Camacho globally.”

Productivity at the new factory is expected to increase dramatically and processes in cigar production are to become more efficient in the years ahead, according to the manufacturer.

The 450,000-square-foot facility has several production halls, cold rooms, loading/unloading zones, a guesthouse and the refectory for employees. It also features an additional 37,673 square feet for warehouses.

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“Thanks to the location of the factory, near Danlí, we have access to a skilled workforce trained in manufacturing fine cigars, which, in a sense, guarantees business continuity over time. Our new facilities symbolize the momentum, the passion and enduring desire of our team to be an integral part of Oettinger Davidoff AG,” said Javier Plantada, vice president global production at Oettinger Davidoff AG, Honduras.