JTI – Japan Tobacco International a tobacco companies held by Japan Tobacco, the third largest manufacturer in the tobacco industry with 11% market share worldwide and a market cap of around $32 billion.

The group was established in 1999 when Japan Tobacco Inc. acquired the international businesses of R.J Reynolds for $8 billion.

JTI employs 23,000 in 80 branches and 30 factories and R&D centers across the globe. JTI brands are sold in over 120 countries.

A week ago, JTI Romania announced its decision to cut 169 jobs in JT International (Romania) SRL, a measure that will affect 128 workers, the remaining 41 jobs were already vacant.