Philip Morris Romania is an affiliate of Philip Morris International (PMI).
Philip Morris International is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, as well as smoke-free products, associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI's smoke-free product portfolio includes heat-not-burn and nicotine-containing vapor products.
The company is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke. As of December 31, 2020, IQOS, PMI’s heat-not-burn system, is available for sale in 64 markets in key cities or nationwide, and the company estimates that approximately 12.7 million adults around the world have already switched to IQOS and stopped smoking.
In 1993, Philip Morris International opened an office in Bucharest and four years later, a state-of-the-art factory in Otopeni was finished. In 2017, Philip Morris Romania announced investments to transform the factory and develop production capabilities for Heat Sticks™ / HEETS. Exceeding 500M euros were invested in transforming the Otopeni factory into an reduced-risk products (RRP) manufacture center. The factory in Romania is currently part of the global network of factories manufacturing heated tobacco products for IQOS.
Philip Morris Romania employs approx. 1,100 people in the factory and in the commercial organization.
The cigarettes and RRPs manufactured in Otopeni meet the highest quality standards, certified by the local and international bodies – ISO 14001, ISO 18001, ISO 9001 and has ISO 17025 accreditation for aerosols and analytical laboratories. ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Larex.