History


A company of success is made with a history of success. It is through experience, wisdom, motivation, honesty, credibility, excellence in all actions and, above all, teamwork and business vision that CTA-Continental stands out in the tobacco sector since its founding on June 14th, 1994.

In order to produce the highest quality tobaccos while exceeding customer expectations, the company has invested heavily in its industrial complex in these few years of existence, making it exceptionally modern.

CTA is on an area of 41 hectares of land in the city of Venâncio Aires, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where currently there are 140 thousand square meters of constructed area distributed among factory, warehouse, modern offices, nursery school, cafeteria, recreation area, a training center and a social club for its employees. In addition, the company has  four branches fully dedicated to tobacco purchasing in the municipalities of Araranguá, Ituporanga and Papanduva in the state of Santa Catarina, and Irati in the state of Paraná.

Tobacco production is a result of the excellent trust relationship the company maintains with its integrated tobacco growers in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná.

Approximately 97% of CTA’s tobacco production is directed to the overseas market, exporting to over 50 countries, covering the North American, European (eastern and western), African, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Far Eastern markets. The company is certified by ISO 9001:2008 and has received the ADVB (Association of Brazilian Sales Leaders) Export Award in 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014,2015 and 2016.

Employees are benefited by a series of social programs established in several areas such as health, education, food, health and family income supplement.

The company received the ADVB Top Social Award in 2002 for the Food Basket Delivery Project to seasonal workers during off-season and in 2004 for the Nursery and Preschool project. Still In 2004, the Nursery and Preschool Project was conferred the ADVB Top Marketing Award- Social Responsibility Category.

In 2007 and 2008, CTA-Continental ranked among the 150 Best Companies to work for in Brazil, according to a survey conducted by the national periodicals “Exame” and “Você S/A”.

We can say that the CTA - Continental Tobaccos Alliance SA boasts a history of success during these years of existence, built with hard work by all who believe in it.

Customers, shareholders, management and employees, tobacco growers, suppliers, municipal authorities and financial institutions are key players in this process and CTA - Continental Tobaccos Alliance SA reiterates its commitment to those that contribute to its development in any way, rendering this journey an instrument of evolution and social responsibility.

    
Awards:  Export l  Social Responsibility