April 2, 2011 -
Japan Tobacco Inc said today (Apr 1) that it was doing everything possible to normalize its supply systems as quickly as possible.
A week ago it was forced to announce that it was limiting the number of products it supplied and temporarily withholding product shipments within Japan. (Japan - Japan Tobacco to halt shipments..)
But today the company said it was increasing production of a small product range at its four factories in the western half of Japan: Tokai, Hamamatsu, Kansai and Kyushu.
It said it planned to resume shipments from April 11 of seven products: Mild Seven, Mild Seven One, Mild Seven One 100's Box, Seven Stars, Caster One 100's, Cabin Mild Box, and Echo.
And it said it was planning to gradually increase both the range of products to be shipped and the shipment volume after April 11, and to start shipping out 25 key products from mid-May.
The company issued also updates on its pharmaceuticals and food businesses, which have both suffered some disruption following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
And it made the point that the activities of Japan Tobacco International had not been affected.
Reference: JTI Names Products to be Shipped From April 11 Source from: Tobacco Reporter, 4/2/201.