Tobacco is the raw material we are passionate about. We primarily import it from the best growing areas in North America, Zimbabwe and Europe. We have our own experienced tobacco specialists on site to select and purchase of the tobaccos. As certified experts, they inspect the goods, take samples and after all that only accept the best quality.




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Our quality- and production process

  • The raw tobacco 1

    The raw tobacco

    The dried and fermented tobacco leaves are well protected on their way to our warehouse – and are ready for gentle processing on arrival.

  • Blending 2


    Tobacco is a natural product that is marked by its diversity of flavours, which can vary from harvest to harvest. To achieve the flavour typical for a Landewyck brand, different tobaccos are mixed into a "blend". This ensures the consistent taste of a brand over years.

  • The conditioning drum 3

    The conditioning drum

    In the conditioning drum, the blocks of raw tobacco cut in the sclicer are loosened by adding water and steam and directly conditioned to contain the optimal cutting moisture of about 21%.

  • The mixing box 4

    The mixing box

    The tobacco is introduced into the mixing box horizontally and taken out again vertically after several hours. This ensures an optimal mix of the various kinds of tobacco.

  • Cutting 5


    The blend of raw tobacco for cigarettes is cut with a cutting width of 0.8-1 mm.
    In the drying drum, the cut tobacco is dried to a final moisture content of about 12-13%. The tobacco is then ready for further processing.

  • The cigarette 6

    The cigarette

    The tobacco fibers are vacuumed from the interim storage container, shaped into an uniform strand which is then placed on a strip of paper with filter pieces. This creates a kind of endless cigarette, which is then cut into individual cigarettes.

Turkish tobacco

Turkish tobacco is the smallest and also most resistant of the three plant varieties. As the name suggests, it thrives particularly well in hot areas such as Turkey and the Middle East.

These conditions and the high planting density, combined with a corresponding  variety of Turkish tobacco, produce an aromatic  smoking flavour - very mild with a slightly sweet and highly aromatic taste. The strong aroma develops because of the very dry conditions: the tobacco plant forms a layer of wax on its leaves to prevent their dehydration. This wax contains natural aromatic oils.

The result is reinforced by the sun drying process, since it promotes these chemical transformations. A Turkish blend may contain up to 100% sun-dried tobacco, as is the case with traditional Turkish cigarettes. One can also find 10-15% of Turkish tobacco in American-blend cigarettes.


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