Montobacco Limited has shipped its first batch of packaged cigarettes.
President Steven Fagan said they shipped a 28 – foot container last Friday February 7th, 2014 with 600 master cases.
He says the cigarettes are being shipped to Port of Spain, Trinidad, where distribution to other markets will take place.
Fagan says the next consignment of cigarettes will be shipped within the next 10 to 11 days.
He says two shifts are currently being employed at Montobacco factory in the Shinlands/ Brades area.
The Montobacco President says they are hoping to add an extra line within the next 4 to 6 months to meet its shipping deadlines.
Montobocco Ltd plans to export one container with fourteen hundred master cases weekly to Port of Spain.
Montobacco Limited started manufacturing cigarettes on January 8th.