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Golden Tobacco (GTL) incorporated in 1955, is engaged in manufacturing of cigarettes and tobacco-related products. The company’s manufacturing units is located in Mumbai and Vadodara. The company converted into a public limited company in 1971 and became a part of the Dalmia Group in 1979.
The company offers cigarette brands like Panama, Taj, Golden`s Goldflake in plain and filters and Chancellor, Flair, Esquire, and Style in the filter segment. Clove cigarettes and Ms Special Filter (for women) are recent inclusions. It is working on developing products consisting of a mix of tobacco and other plant-based ingredients. GTL has two cigarette-manufacturing units in Baroda and Mumbai. Apart from cigarettes, the company also manufactures processed tobacco. The company is ISO 9001:2000 certified by the accreditation agency RWTUV. It has its own fully equipped printing press to produce all its packaging material under one roof. Subsidiaries of the company include Golden Investment (Sikkim), Western Express Industries and GTC INC. B.V.
The company currently sells about 900 million cigarettes per month through a wide network in India. It exports cigarettes like Chancellor, Panama, Style, Esquire, Flair, Little Cigars, Slim etc, to USA, Central America, Africa and the Middle East. In July, 2007, the company came out of the purview of the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) and had reported a positive net worth of Rs 388.2 million for the financial year 2006-2007.
Company's first manufacturing zone is a primary manufacturing division which is a tobacco processing plant located at Vadodara. This unit caters to the needs of the factory, as well as the requirements of Mumbai unit.
Company’s second unit located in Mumbai is a secondary manufacturing division which is engaged in making and packing of cigarettes.
The company imports various material required in manufacturing and packaging from countries like Germany, Italy, China, Japan, France, Malaysia, Indonesia; U.S, Netherlands, Singapore, U.K, Pakistan and Switzerland.