Our Humble Roots
In 1938, our first office was established along with a residence and a trading unit in Bogra, Borogola. From that time, GLTC have earned today’s position overcoming many barriers. Our management and staff personnel are very well experienced who are working in the fields for production, Procurement, Processing, Threshing/ Re-drying, Storing, Shipment, Administration, Accounts etc. at different units.
We are regularly & actively supervising tobacco growing all over the areas covering the growers who are not registered with BAT & other Tobacco Companies at Kushtia Flue Covered Area (FCV), Chittagong Hilly area (FCV) & Rangpur Air cured (A V-Burley and DV) area.
We help the growers with latest technical know-how of successful production of different types/varieties of Tobacco and provide assurance of buying tobacco from them. We procure mainly from the growers directly at our different buying point /centers those who are remain under our record within commanding areas.
We also buy tobacco from the suppliers when we need them against our required quality and quantity.
Our GLT plant is located at Trimohoni, Barakhanda, Kushtia, South Western part of Bangladesh which is about 275 K. M off from capital Dhaka and 5 k.m from Kusthia downtown, by the side of Kushtia - Pakshi highway. The company is having a latest Vertical Type Thresher which is incorporated with pneumatic separation and threshing process; the thresher rollers vertically placed in it; features reduced machine area and lower energy consumption coupled with re-dryer.
Jamil Sales and Distribution Limited controls our Distribution which is also a unit of our group. It has a dedicated mobile field team of 850 sales representatives and 120 officers, going to over 50,000 outlets every day, covering majority of the national market.
The distribution network is particularly strong in metropolitans like Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Cox’s Bazar, Khulna, Barishal, Rajshahi, Rangpur, etc. We control majority of the market in South-Eastern Bangladesh, from Chittagong to Teknaf.
Tobacco products require BTL marketing. For this we have an Activation Team. This Team goes in all corners of our Distribution Network and conducts P2P marketing.
This experienced Activation Team, which has successfully marketed two new cigarette brands within the last five years, will be very useful for activation of any tobacco related product.
The plant is linked with Butting/Tipping unit provided by M/S Kunming Shipbuilding Equipment. Co. Ltd. P. R. China. The plant commissioned in the year 2002. Besides the above, we process another Re-drier styled DAGLISH, UK-SCOTLAND, capacity being 1200 kg/hour with 4 Drying, 1 cooling, 2 R-ordering chambers where Hand Strips, Butted leaf, Bundle leaf, Stem etc. are refried at our same premises simultaneously.
We have our Standby Generator against power disruptions. We have our permanent leaf handling sheds at our own premises at different locations in addition to rented premises/sheds where leaf handling jobs are being carried out.
Producing the Cigarettes
After blending, the tobacco leaves are pressed into cakes and mechanically shredded. Materials such as fruit juices or menthol are added to give additional flavor. The final shredded tobacco is then dispersed over a continuous roll of cigarette paper. A machine rolls the shredded tobacco into the paper and cuts it to the desired length. A device then grabs each cigarette and fastens a filter in one end. Modern cigarette machines can produce 25-30 cigarettes a second.
For Quality Control, our analytical laboratory facilities, includes modern test moisture percentage, chemistry of the tobacco as per degradation etc being conducted by professional personnel. In the laboratory, percentage of nicotine, sugar and chloride are determined in addition to moisture content of the tobacco.
Our Job Flow
Distributing seeds to the growers well in time for the year’s cropping season.
Tobacco seed require warm temperatures for germination and the majority of varieties start showing germination in 7-10 days.
Tobacco plants require extra care and fertilizer application when they become saplings.
The tobacco is germinated in cold frames or hotbeds then transplanted to the field until it matures.
It is necessary to cure tobacco after harvesting and before it can be consumed.
Cut and raked crop are converted into compact bales that are easy to handle, transport, and store.
Tobacco are taken to the factory after purchasing them from the farmers.
Different kinds of tobacco are graded to a fixed scale as per their quality.
Threshing & Re-drying
Threshing involves conditioning tobacco with heat and moisture so that it becomes pliable enough to enter the threshers.
Making good quality samples of our tobacco for our distributors and clients.
Our marketing team is vigorously active from June to November of any year to ensure that our samples reach new and existing clients along with detailed information
Tobacco are sent to different countries after meeting the local demands.