Imeri company manufactures Georgian cigar in Keda, the Autonomous Republic of Ajara. The company produces 30 varieties of cigar and about 60 related accessories.
The company sells cigars in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Batumi, Zugdidi and Poti. Imeri also exports the product to Turkey.
Imeri company has enlarged the production as part of the Produce in Georgia state program, the government’s administration reports.
The company has invested 250 000 USD in the production renovation, of which 40 000 USD was mobilized as an agro loan as part of the state program.
The company started growing tobacco leaves of Georgia traditional variety of Oriental in the Ajara highland zones in 2007. Based on recommendations of foreign consultants and experts, the company decided to manufacture cigars and cigarillos of special taste from the local tobacco leaves.
Patterns of the first Georgian cigars were manufactured by Taru Martani 1918 in Indonesia, on May 5, 2009. Imeri company launched the production in 2014.