Our area

The British American Tobacco Australasia Area covers Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands.

Our area

It includes four manufacturing facilities based in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Western Samoa and an export division that services the other Pacific island nations.

Together there are just over 1,100 full-time employees - more than 550 in Australia alone.

New Zealand

British American Tobacco New Zealand is a wholly-owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco Australasia and is the leading tobacco company in New Zealand.

Just under 100 permanent staff are employed at its headquarters in Auckland and regional offices throughout the country.

Papua New Guinea

British American Tobacco (PNG) Limited is wholly owned by British American Tobacco Australasia and has been manufacturing in Papua New Guinea since the 1960s.

The company's manufacturing is based in Madang, located in the North East of PNG.

The company has four regional offices across the country which report into a head office in the capital, Port Moresby. The company employs approximately 216 full-time personnel.


British American Tobacco Fiji employs approximately 130 full-time employees and provides employment to more than 380 contracted farmers during the tobacco-growing season.

It first began operations in 1955 and is now one of the leading tobacco businesses operating in Fiji. Its manufacturing facilities and head office are located in Nabua, Suva with its two leaf growing stations located in Nadi and Sigatoka.

Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Tobacco Company is located in the capital Honiara, on the main island of Guadalcanal.

The company commenced manufacture in Solomon Islands in 1967 and currently employs just over 126 people.

It markets the leading cigarette brand in Solomon Islands, Pall Mall, and manufactures a local tobacco product, Emu Twist.


British American Tobacco Samoa Ltd has been operating since 1978, through a joint venture originally established between Rothmans Tobacco Company Ltd, Samoa and the government of Samoa.

Following the sale of the government's share in the business in October 2000 it became a wholly-owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco Australia.

The company, which was fully localised in 1997, employs 42 people in manufacturing and distribution and is operated and managed from the Vaitele Industrial Zone in Apia. The leading cigarette brand in Samoa is Pall Mall.

British American Tobacco Exports

The export business supplies product to British American Tobacco companies in the following countries:

  • New Caledonia
  • French Polynesia
  • East Timor
  • Wallis & Futuna
  • Cook Islands
  • Niue
  • Vanuatu
  • Tuvalu
  • Nauru
  • Kiribati

Products are manufactured in Asia, Europe and the South Pacific.

The major brands sold are Winfield, Benson & Hedges, Dunhill, Rothmans, Bison, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall.