British American Tobacco Malaysia arose from the merger of Rothmans of Pall Mall (Malaysia) Berhad and Malaysian Tobacco Company Berhad on 3 November 1999. The merger pooled talent, experience and an unrivalled portfolio of highly successful international brands to create the country’s largest tobacco company.
Today, British American Tobacco Malaysia is the clear market leader with approximately 60% market share, and ranks amongst the top 25 companies on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad in terms of market capitalisation. British American Tobacco Malaysia manufactures and markets high quality tobacco products designed to meet diverse consumer preferences. Our portfolio includes well-established international names such as Dunhill, Kent and Pall Mall.
We have a combined history of over 90 years in Malaysia going back to 1912. The wealth of expertise, coupled with leading edge technology and efficient systems and processes employed in all aspects of our business activities, position us well to meet the challenges of the future.
We employ about 1,600 employees who are involved in the full spectrum of the tobacco industry, from leaf buying and processing to manufacturing, marketing and distribution. Our comprehensive distribution network spans the length and breadth of the country, ensuring that our brands are available everywhere in Malaysia.
We aim to maintain our leadership in the industry through increasing our share of the tobacco business and satisfying consumer demands better and more profitably than our competitors. In meeting these goals, we ensure that we market responsibly, and in a manner sensitive to our environment. For us, leadership goes beyond just market share; it has to be about qualitative leadership in our eyes, and in the eyes of our stakeholders.