Swedish Match AB
Founded: Tobacco operations at Swedish Match originate from 1915 (AB Svenska Tobaksmonopolet.) The group´s light and match operations stem from 1917 (Svenska Tändsticks AB.) In 1992, they were merged and included in the Procordia Group, and in 1994 joined under the company name Swedish Match.
Products: Snus, Moist Snuff, cigars, chewing tobacco, matches, lighters and complementary products
Market: Production is located in six countries, with sales concentrated in Scandinavia and the US.
Swedish Match develops, manufactures and sell quality products with market-leading brands in the product areas snus and moist snuff, other tobacco products (cigars and chewing tobacco), and lights (matches, lighters, and complementary products). More than a third of total company sales and more than half of the operating profit come from the product area snus and moist snuff.
Tobacco operations at Swedish Match began with AB Svenska Tobaksmonopolet, in the form of a monopoly that was founded in 1915. The Group also has long history in the US and Europe. Swedish Match has a market leading position in the Scandinavian snus market. In the US, Swedish Match is well positioned as the third largest snus and moist snuff company.