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The history of the development of the tobacco industry in the Republic of Belarus it is known that one of the largest industrial enterprises of this region in the nineteenth century was the Grodno tobacco factory. History has preserved the name of the founder of the factory, it belonged to the merchants Sherevshesky, which can rightly be considered the founders of the tobacco factory "NEMAN". The city of Grodno (the chronicle of Grading, Gorodn, Gorodnya), emerged as an Outpost on the North-Western edge of the old Russian state. Local merchants Grodno city owes its development. His contribution to the opening of factories, some of which are still made by people of different classes, have joined in the colorful city life. Among these new residents had a family Shereshevsky, future owners of the tobacco factory, which played a prominent role in city life. Refer to the main historical facts of the 150 - year development factory.


Archival data contains conflicting information about the date of the opening of the factory. In the report of the Grodno Governor on April 25, 1900 Grodno police chief calls 1859 date of its opening, however, in the statements of its owners for 1886 and 1892, including on their products, the date of occurrence of the factory marked 1862. In the same year through Grodno laid railway St. Petersburg - Warsaw, built a small 3rd class station - all this contributed to the economic growth of the city.
However, archival records show that on July 17, 1861 Grodno Provincial Board understood the petition of the merchants of Abram Gordon and Life Shereshevsky for permission to open in Grodno tobacco factory. Due to the fact that Leib Shereshevsky had no merchant rights, resolution on the opening of the factory was given to the merchant Abram Gordon. We believe that the July 17, 1861, can rightly be considered the date of birth and education tobacco factory Shereshevsky (now open joint stock company "Grodno tobacco factory "Neman").
Factory business Shereshevsky was born a little later and was practically the same age as several well-known now in the West and us companies. In 1847, was founded the company "Philip Morris", specializing in first time on cigarettes hand-rolled from Turkish tobacco. In 1849 in St. Louis established the company "J. E. Ligget and Brother", and in1850 in the city of Yaroslavl (Russia) established a tobacco factory "Balkan star". The tradition of the tobacco industry in Grodno, have at least a considerable period than the largest Western tobacco companies and high requirements to the quality of the products were characterized for merchants Shereshevsky, for labels on their products read: "As against the still - Much improved!
In 60-ies of the XIX century the factory was located in the factory premises of the partnership, in the 70-ies in the state house berki of Ranexa on Cathedral street, and from 1878 in stone indoor outdoor Bridge 3, - main warehouse (where he currently is the glove factory).
Family Shereshevsky was committed to the implementation of the latest technical advancements in the everyday operation of your business, appeared telephone. So the phone Directorate was 44, and the Central factory 27. Gradually expanded the factory, and increased technical equipment. Tobacco production and trade, which involved Shereshevskii were in Grodno those years quite developed craft and factory immediately began to act as a relatively large-scale production. For example, in the statistical information in the Grodno province in 1861 stated that the factory occupied: artisans - 1 person, worker - 3 people; just over a year, produced goods to the amount of 2 000 Russian rubles.
In 1862, the factory has produced 48 201 pieces of cigarettes, 9 316 cigars and 27 280 pounds of Smoking and snuff, and in 1867 the turnover amounted to 7 356 rubles.

In 1869, the factory was equipped with 3 machines for cutting tobacco, horse machine for his trowel with five speed manual transmission. In production began to use Russian, American and Turkish tobacco.
In 1872, according to the statements of the clerk Aron Levin, produced 2 500 pounds of tobacco in the amount of 30 000 rubles, and in 1873 manufactured products 2 600 pounds total cost $ 40,000. Increased number of employees: artisans were 10, and work to 20 people. The factory's products were exported to all the major cities of Russia. In 1873, the factory was used 6 machines for cutting tobacco and horse machine.
C 1874 to 1898, in Grodno number of factories and plants, and small industrial enterprises increased from 31 to 74. These enterprises mainly processed agricultural products. The main industry was tobacco, which was ruled by merchants Shereshevskii.
In 1880 Shereshevskii installed steam machines, and in 1885 purchased another 7 steam boilers, to modernize production. In 1886, the turnover of the factory was $ 460, 000, we implemented 3 steam engines, 2 steam boiler, 3 presses, 3 tables and 14 machines for cutting paper (7 steam and manual 7), 18 krasilnik machines (11 steam, and 7 of the manual). So, for example, in 1889, the amount of productivity amounted to 478 000 rubles at the factory worked adult men and 250 women - 650 people, young - 300 adolescents. For the next two years, the number of tobacco has increased to 1 in 100 adults and 135 young, and the amount of performance reached 555 000. In 1892, the factory has employed 1420 workers, of which 400 men, 900 women and 175 children with salaries of up to 50 rubles per month, and in 1895, according to the bill Grodno lane 1 562 workers. In 1896, the entire production was generated in the amount of 1 653 thousand, in 1897, more than 1 800 thousand rubles. In 1899, in production the walls there were 1 700 tobacco craftsmen and craftswomen who have released products by $ 2 400 thousand rubles.
Damp, crumbling, crushed tobacco in the Region came from the Russian provinces (shag), Crimea, Ukraine, America (tobacco higher grades), and vesles and other native tobacco. For example, in 1885 purchased raw tobacco: in Ukraine and in the Crimea - 8 000 pounds, in Russia - 23 400 pounds, abroad 2 200 pounds. Had something to offer the consumer of tobacco from branches and warehouses that were built in Warsaw, Lublin, Lodz, Radome, Vilnius, Dvinsk, Łomża, Plock, Simferopol, which allowed to significantly expand the range of manufactured products of all kinds from the leaves of Russian and foreign origin. Dynamic production, meet the preferences countrymen to tobacco and was represented by the following names:
cigarettes twisted:
No. 58 "Aristocratic" class 1 (10 pcs. of 10 kopecks, 1000 W. - 1 F. 84 C.),
"Flora" 2nd grade,
"True" class 3.And CBL. Islands tab. Fabre "I. L. Shereshevsky" Grodno (10 PCs 3 kopecks),
"Congress" (10 pieces 10 kopecks),
No. 61 "Samson" strong, 1st grade (5 kopeck pieces 3, 1000 W century. - 2 F. 48 h.),
No. 15 "Phoenix" 1st grade (5 pieces-3 K., 1000 cigarettes - 2 F. 42 evils.),

No. 18 "Literary" class 1, factory I. L. Shereshevskii in Grozny (5 szt. 5 cor., wysy 1000 pieces - 1 7/f.),
No. 21 "Palmyra" 1st grade (10 pieces of cigars, China 22 K., 1000 PCs - 11 f. 60 evils.),
No. 62 Victoria FАBRYKI J. L. SZERESZEWSKIECO Grodno (10 PCs 3 kopecks, 1000 W. -2 F. 42 C.),
No. 32 "Luxury" (5 pieces for 5 kopecks, 1000 pieces - 1 3/4 F.),
No. 56 "Peasant" (10 pieces 5 kopecks),
"Rainbow" 2-nd class of the ACC. Islands "I. L. Shereshevsky" Grodno (price for 10 PCs 3 kopecks, wysy tobacco in 1000 pieces - 1 lb. 68 C.),
No. 105 "Kurtovska lava" (10 szt. 5 K.),
No. 67 "Woloszanski" class 1 (10 szt. 5 cor., C. 1000 pieces - 1 lb. 64 evils.),
No. 16 "Drink the Cup Yakov" grade 1 (10 PCs 5 cor., wysy 1000 pieces 1 function. 50 ills.),
"Cracow" (1/8 lb 10 kopecks),
"Practical" (10 pieces 6 kopecks),
No. 29 "Santa" (5 PCs 3 kopecks),
"Smyrna" 1st grade (China 100 pieces 60 kopecks, Weight of 1000 pieces 1 function. 42 evils.)
and other product types.

In the period of time each tobacco manufacturer was obliged to purchase from the state parcels - view excise stamps, which was marked manufactured products. Existing excise-banderilla system of taxation of the tobacco business and protect the state from smuggling and orchesta, guaranteed the quality of the goods sold under the parcel. On excise stamps with the factory stamp stated: "the Sale and purchase of tobacco and tobacco products without parcels or damaged parcels is prohibited, under pain of criminal prosecution". And to extract from the Article. 197 "regulations on tobacco tax" placed on the packaging of tobacco products were instructed: "Buyers are provided in each open commercial establishments to take tobacco II and III grades at the price that they exhibited". Tobacco trade Shereshevsky traditionally been associated with partners and customers in the first queue with the name of the owner of the company, so on tobacco labels, packaging and stamps present the name of its owner.
The products of the factory and its state trading were widely known in the Russian Empire and beyond. Tobacco products were delivered to all the major cities of Russia, thanks to the impeccable reputation of the founders of the tobacco business. Factory I.L. Shereshevsky had their own trademark, which was approved by the government and released Smoking tobacco and snuff, cigarettes, cigars and tobacco. Long-standing experience in the tobacco trade has made a name Shereshevsky known to a wide circle of people in the trading community as a reliable and honest distributor of tobacco. Products factory Shereshevsky has participated in various exhibitions. Four silver medals were awarded to the tobacco factory at various international exhibitions. Products tobacco factories were highly appreciated by specialists, received the first national, and then international recognition. So, in 1882, at the industrial exhibition in Moscow, exhibited cigarettes Grodno tobacco factory I. L. Shereshevsky were awarded medals of Alexander III, Emperor of Russia (the Emperor and autocrat of all Russia, king of Poland, Grand Duke of Finland). Silver was won in Amsterdam (1884), awarded in New Orleans(1885). The jury of the world exhibition in Paris (1889) is not bypassed tobacco manufacturer from Grodno I. L. Shereshevsky, gave him another silver medal. This world's fair was attended by almost 30 million people, including more than 56 thousand participants not lost 618 exhibitors from Russia, including from Belarusian provinces.
In addition to the tobacco factory, Sherevshesky in Grodno province (which existed from 1801 to 1921, belonged cigarette cigarette-making factory and tubular plant, founded in 1880 and 1882, respectively. In 1886, the cigarette cigarette-making factory worked 34 workers, issued products for a total amount of 800 rubles. Shereshevskii invested in a brand new production, however, is in some way associated with the release of tobacco products. In those years, enterprises of the domestic manufacturers of tobacco Shereshevsky, quite fit into the structure of the tobacco industry.
Undoubtedly, the bread of tobacco has never been easy. Live working-tobacco sometimes hard and difficult. Despite the widespread introduction of machinery, the factory is still dominated by manual labor. In 1885 labor day adult worker was 11 hours, teenager - 8 hours. Monthly salary sorter (men) - 5-8 rubles, his assistant (female) - 1-4 ruble; crushilista (men) - 16-32 ruble, his assistant (teenager)- 0.6-1 ruble; cigarette (women)- 2.5-3.5 ruble, her assistant (teenager)- 1.5 - 2.5 ruble; dryer - 5 rubles; packer (men) -3 of the ruble.
Evidence of the comparatively humane treatment of workers at the factory is that in 1892, when the factory opened College, where she studied 100 adolescent girls, was installed medical post and arranged the sale of drugs, on average, 10 cents for the recipe. In 1884, was established by the savings Bank, and the next year started a mutual assistance Fund, which was allocated the money without charging interest. So did many Russian manufacturers.
In those years in the tobacco factory was no protection at work, had no ventilation, workers were blinded with tobacco dust, suffered severe lung disease. Hard use, heavy material and living conditions, and political injustice - raised working in the struggle to improve their economic and political situation.
Revolutionary upheavals did not pass the walls of the factory. In 1899, occurred the first major strike of tobacco, it was carefully organized and lasted from 9 to 28 September, attended by about 1,200 people. The strike began with the gathering of workers in Donuts, where he was elected to the Committee of strikes and demands for higher pay from 17.5 cents to 30 cents per 1,000 pieces produced cigarettes. The strike was terminated by the efforts of the police, who arrested 91 active participant in the strike. Strikes shook the factory in 1901, 1904, 1905, 1907.
In 1902 the total number of employees was 1 329 people, the amount of performance 3 000 thousand rubles, and in 1904 the number of employees reached 1 249 people. In response to strikes and demands of the workers, factory owners, has implemented a broad replacement of manual labor by mechanical, with no purpose machines were discharged from abroad. So in the "Report of the Grodno Governor M. Osorgin Vilna Governor-General dismissal of striking workers tobacco factory in the mountains.Grodno" dated 13 January 1907 States: "dear sir, kN. Peter D....To the above, I have the honour to add that from the number 1 249 dismissed workers local 786 and 324 residents of Grodno province and only 139 of the other provinces, and that in the event of any serious unrest me immediately be launched to the expulsion in the place of registration, the original workers originating from other provinces, and then residents of Grodno province; as for working purely local, in relation to them will be taken in order to prevent them any excesses and violence".
For further prosperity in 1907 tobacco factory converted into a joint stock company with the total number of employees 1,200 people. Solid production growth, has allowed the annual production of the factory during this time, go over it says a lot about a number more than 4 million tsarist roubles. In 1908, the factory had 17 rooms, and various equipment - manual kreselnye machines and crusher, crushing drum, mixer, pots of moistening tobacco, several tissue and tubular machines, 3 electric motor.
It is known that, in 1913 released Smoking of tobacco and snuff 300,000 packs of cigarettes 1 500 thousand, totaling $ 3.5 million. The working day was 11 hours.
The first world war and the occupation of the city of Grodno Imperial troops, led to the fact that the factory was gradually reduce the production and the decay. In 1923 there were 75 companies, but only 21 of them worked for 20 or more people on the same tobacco labored 850 employees. The working day lasted 10-12 hours.
1924 marked by the nationalization of the factory Polish state and the dismissal of the main mass of the workers. In the newspaper "Young Communist" in 1925, was written: "it is Hard and difficult to work with youth on state tobacco factory (former Shereshevsky). On the one hand, it always threatens reduction, on the other, it feels horrible attitude and management. For every little thing according to the will of the masters of workers are thrown out on the street. Because of this, 7 workers (5 Jewish women and 2 Russians) enrolled in the list of acronyms. At the factory, with workers forced to take "donations" to the fleet. Those comrades who refuse to give their last pennies, masters threatened with cuts. Working conditions at the factory are extremely heavy. In addition, each worker has to work for two (2 workers refused to comply with the norm and they are immediately thrown from the factory), his condition deteriorated further, however, that it is forbidden to talk during work, to walk barefoot, despite the incredible heat, continuously increases the norm".
Especially hard blow to the factory, began in 1929 world economic crisis. With the introduction in Poland match monopoly and sale of its Swedish match trust were closed match factory in Grodno, Lida and Slonim. The factory, which has developed various types of cigarettes, had to switch to the production of tobacco. In connection with the introduction of the tobacco monopoly and its transfer to the Italian manufacturers, the factory was actually devastated, continued mass layoffs. Economic strikes at the factory took place in 1930, 1931 and 1936.
In the Grodno district during the period of reunification of the West. Belarus and BSSR was created by the people's government - Interim management (1939), nationalized 23 industrial enterprises, began reconstruction of the tobacco factory. In 1940 daily at the factory produced 3 million pieces of cigarettes and 20 tons of tobacco.
on June 22, 1941 Grodno one of the first cities took the brunt of the German-fascist invaders, the city has undergone a massive bombardment. At the beginning of the great Patriotic War the factory was almost completely destroyed, and after 1945 began the postwar restoration of the enterprise.
From 1946 to 1959 investments factory amounted to 4.5 million rubles. During the years 1946-1948 at the factory was newly created technological base, and in 1949 was mastered the production of new products - cigarettes, 1st and 2nd grade and in 1950 was issued 2.5 billion pieces of cigarettes and cigarettes. In 1951, the factory has reached its design capacity of 3 billion pieces of cigarettes and cigarettes a year, and after 1955 over the next 25 years the company has occupied a leading place in the industry. As a result of growth of technical progress for the period from 1959 to 1965 production of cigarettes and cigarettes with increased on 86,5 %.
Historically, post-war production of the Grodno tobacco factory, was represented by the following items of tobacco products:
a series of cigarettes "Minsk" (the House of culture of trade unions, the arts House, Residential House on Lenin Avenue, Central Department store, Airport, Museum of the great Patriotic war);
cigarettes "October", "North", "Belovezhskaya Pushcha", "Wave", "Baikal", "Belarusian scented", "Ogonek", "Neman", "Lavonia", "Satellite", "Kazbek", "Rostov-don", "Our brand", "Amateur", "the woodlands", "World";
cigarettes with filter "Lira",
cigarettes without filter "Red star", "Prima", the "Pamir", "Grodno" and others.
In 1964 in Belarus created tobacco production Association Neman, Grodno tobacco factory has become a leading enterprise Association, with a history Dating back to the gray depths. This period is characterized by the introduction of new high-performance equipment for the production of cigarettes of higher quality, development of line "Luz" laying all cigarettes, the introduction of mechanical, with automatic control boot cut tobacco cigarette lines and cigarette machines. Mounted first on the factory vacuum unit for moistening tobacco leaf.
In 1970-1971, the production of cigarettes and cigarette factory was 12 948 million, 1975-1980, respectively 14 480 million units, an increase to 1970 was 2 160 million per year, or 17.5%.
In the Soviet Union, Grodno tobacco factory "Neman" was considered to be the flagship of the domestic production of cigarettes and cigarettes, was among the three largest producers of this product in the country. In the 70-80-ies of XX century cigarette "Space", "Grodno", "Orbita", "Astra", "prima", made in Grodno, was the most popular among the so-called middle class.
In 1977 introduced a new line "mark-9 Hinge-Lead" for the production of cigarettes of 1st class hard package. In 1981 the production of filtered cigarettes increased by 50.6% of the 1970 level. In 1980-1983 year introduced: new high-performance tebuconazole machines KTH-8; production line oval cigarettes prima", "Astra", equipment, bulk storage of rolling tobacco, and for storing tobacco raw materials is the construction of storage facilities in the village kolbasino.
January 1, 1988, the Association "Grodnohlebprom" was liquidated and converted in theGrodno tobacco factory "Neman".

1999 saw the start of regular technical re-equipment and reconstruction of GTP "Neman", which was completed on 1 December 2002. The result of the reconstruction was the purchase and installation of modern high tobacco and cigarette equipment of Italian firms GARBUIO and SASIB. During the reconstruction achieved the following results:
■ created a new tobacco production and introduced modern technology soerabaya sheet and aromatization of rolling tobacco, new technologies of processing of tobacco ribs and tobacco varieties Burley, as well as accompanying them highly automated equipment for preparation of cut tobacco of the Italian company "GARBUIO";
■ developed and put into operation a high-performance line for the production of filtered cigarettes in solid package length 84mm Italian company "Sasib";
■ acquired a Smoking machine "RM-20", a famous German company "Borgwaldt Technik";
■ production capacity of the factory has increased by 30%, including production capacity of filtered cigarettes has increased 3.4 times.
These activities allowed the Grodno tobacco factory "Neman" to start the manufacture of cigarettes American Blend".
December 29, 2000 Grodno tobacco factory "Neman" was registered Grodno city Executive Committee, Republican Production Unitary Enterprise "Grodno tobacco factory "Neman".
The next stage of technical re-equipment and reconstruction of GTP "Neman" was marked by 2005, which was caused by the demand of time and the changing needs of the modern market. Available at the factory at the time the equipment has ceased to comply with the new standards, and tested the shortage of production capacity for the production of filtered cigarettes. These circumstances were not allowed to compete in the market and keep sesquicentennial leader. In 2005 he was made a cardinal revision of the product policy of the company. Decided to start cooperation with the world's second largest tobacco company British American Tobacco for the production of its brands on the capacity of GTP "Neman", as well as attract additional investment required for the purchase of modern equipment that can meet the needs of the market.
New equipment has enabled the factory to enter their products in a more profitable market segments, the Company became a profit, which it reinvested, continuing technical re-equipment already own expense.
According to the decision of the Grodno Executive Committee on 29.12.2007, No. 890, Republican Production Unitary Enterprise "Grodno tobacco factory "Neman" was reorganized into open joint stock company "Grodno tobacco factory "Neman", which is the successor to the rights and obligations of the Republican unitary enterprise "Grodno tobacco factory "Neman".
In 2007, with partial financing of the company "British American Tobacco" was purchased new cigarette packaging line of the Italian company "G. D" capacity of 8 thousand cigarettes per minute. First production of cigarettes in octagonal boxes with round edges. This will significantly expand the range of products, including through international brands "Wat" premium segment.

In 2009 JSC "Grodno tobacco factory "Neman" expands the boundaries of its activities and started to cooperate in the field of contract manufacturing international brands for the third largest global tobacco company Japan Tobacco International. In 2010, the start of the project contract manufacturing for the company "Tobacco International Enterprises Limited".
In 2008-2010 GTP "Neman" continues to upgrade their technological capacity. In particular, we have purchased 4 new cigarette packaging line known German manufacturers "HAUNI" and "FOCKE & Co", which allow you to produce products in different kinds of packing, using coal and combined filters. Including purchased the line for the production of cigarettes format "Super Slims" and "Compact King Size, which has no analogues in the Republic of Belarus, which allowed almost completely reduce the supply of such products to import and provide the annual growth of production volumes of more than $ 1.0 billion pieces.
In 2010, in production areas and warehouses factory installed ventilation and air conditioning systems of the German company "Airinotec". This system has been introduced with the aim of improving product quality, and improve the working conditions of employees.
The event modernization of technologies, revision assortment policy, improve product quality and collaboration with the international tobacco companies allowed GTP "Neman" to take all segments of the tobacco market, ranging from budget to Premium" class, firmly entrenched in the market, to restore the position of leader, and also to start export to export their products. 
2011 - purchased and put into operation a new cigarette packaging line for production of cigarettes format "Super Slims" in the pack round the corner, which is a joint investment project "JTI" and JSC "GTP"Neman".
In 2012 the company has purchased a new cigarette packaging line "Hauni" and "Focke" production format "Compact King Size bed, which allowed to saturate the domestic market with products of this format and ensured the growth of export.
In March 2013 a new line for the production of cigarettes with filter format "Super Slims" with a capacity of 6,000 whitefish/minute, 1,146 billion per year for the shortfall in demand products in this format both internal and external markets.
In the second half of 2014 JSC "GTP "Neman" has acquired a new high-performance line "G. D (12 thousand cigarettes per minute) with the aim of increasing productivity, reducing material consumption and energy consumption, and excessive losses in the production process, dramatically improving the quality of manufactured products. 
This investment project is aimed at optimizing production costs, improve product competitiveness, diversification of import-substituting and export-oriented products. 
New cigarette packaging line capable of producing cigarettes with the use of innovative technologies: filter-mouthpiece, filter capsule filter with flavor floss, packaging packs in colour polypropylene, which significantly increases the export potential of the enterprise.
Thus, over the last 9 years JSC "GTP "Neman" purchased and installed 10 new cigarette packaging lines (5 lines for the production format "King Size", 3 line production format "Super Slims" and 2 lines for the production format "Compact King Size), which makes it possible to significantly increase the quality and expand the range in each of the formats of tobacco products. To reduce production costs and unit weight of imported components, commissioned 2 lines for the production of acetate filters. 
JSC "Grodno tobacco factory "Neman" acquires high-quality raw materials for manufacturing products in more than 30 countries (Italy, Spain, India, Greece, China, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, Syria, USA, Colombia, South Africa and others).
The quality of tobacco products is confirmed by certificates of conformity of quality management system (development and production of filtered cigarettes, production of filterpack and tobacco mixtures) in accordance with the requirements of STB ISO 9001-2009. In addition, on the basis of the existing quality management system at the factory introduced a system of labour protection management. JSC "Grodno tobacco factory "Neman" held a series of events for its improvement. In the result, the Company was granted the Certificate of compliance, confirming that the system of labour protection management meets the requirements of the international standard series STB 18001.
Currently GTP "Neman" is used in the manufacture of advanced equipment in the world recognized manufacturers that have no analogues in the Republic of Belarus. The main and best manufacturers of equipment for the production of tobacco products are the German company "Hauni Maschinenbau AG", two Italian companies: company G. D. S. p.A" and company "SASIB S. p.A.". Manufacturers lines for packaging of tobacco products are a German company Focke & Co Gmbh & Co KG.
The use of equipment of leading world companies can produce products that meet the requirements of international quality standards, in a variety of formats cigarettes ("King Size", "Super Slims" and "Compact King Size bed) and in different formats packs (rectangular, octagonal, bundle with "round" the corners of the type R-corner). 
The equipment produces one and two Radney laser perforated tipping paper filter that provides different levels of ventilation cigarettes and gives the opportunity to produce polevtsova, light and ultralight cigarettes.
The product range over the last few years has changed significantly due to investment activities aimed at the acquisition of high-tech modern equipment, which allows us to produce competitive products in the framework of the implementation of the strategy of import substitution. 
In 2005 in the structure of production, the share of the product class American Blend accounted for 35% of production in 2014 is already 97%. Production of import-substituting products allowed to almost completely cut off supplies to Belarus tobacco products import (except for some exclusive and expensive brands, which accounted for less than 3% of the domestic market).
Currently JSC "GTP "Neman" produces more than 100 products for sale on the domestic market in all price segments and formats, including 44 own brands, more than 60 contract marks, of which 42 - contract production with the BAT, and 19 TIEL.
In 2013 released brand new Queen Colibri", "Portal ONE", "NZ Sun" format "Compact King Size bed, in the framework of the most popular on the domestic market, the brand "Fest" released new items in the format "Super Slims" and "Compact King Size bed. 
In 2014, the band put out cigarettes without filter tip - Fest NF" format "Compact King Size", "Turbo Fest" in the format of "King Size" and "NZ Safari" with innovative recess filter in the format of "King Size".
Thus, the use of ultra-modern equipment of world-known companies provides JSC "GTP "Neman" high quality products, reducing consumption of raw materials and energy resources, increase productivity and production of new types of import-substituting products, including, in different price segments and previously not produced in the country.
A good and harmonious combination of the traditions of professional skill of the personnel and the latest technology have become a reliable companions of our factory on the way to their consumers.
"If you be, be the first!"

Leaders of the Grodno tobacco factory "Neman"
1861 I. L. Shereshevsky, the Founder of the factory
1932 K. Mrozowski (name not known)
1940 Chernobrovkin Mayor Ivanovich
1941 Cucumbers Alexander Vasilievich
1946 Rollers (name not known)
16.10.1953-09.06.1976 Sergeev Pavel Petrovich
24.06.1976-29.10.1992 Bogdanovich Igor Iosifovich
10.12.1992-14.02.1995 Bezrukov Vladimir Aleksandrovich
15.02.1995-31.07.1997 Premchit Nadezhda Ivanovna
01.08.1997-28.12.1998 Alperovich Jan Edmundovich
03.02.1999-19.11.2003 Murashko Vladimir Vikentievich
22.12.2003-16.05.2005 Volodko Petr Petrovich
with 17.05.2005 Chernyshev, Yuri S.
* - from 1924 to 1932 and information about the head of the factory is not known