• SMOKING TOBACCO PRODUCTS
  • CHEWING PRODUCTS
  • SHISHA PRODUCTS
  • TEA OFFERING
  • VAPING PRODUCTS
Q1

Does GPI customize cigarette blends on order?

Yes. Godfrey Philips offers both a wide range of existing cigarette brands for global distribution and contract manufacturing services for a range of tobacco products. We have unparalleled cigarette manufacturing and tobacco processing capabilities, with 8 state-of-the-art facilities spread across India. We offer both standalone services and a bouquet of end-to-end services, which include any or all of the following:

  • Customization of blends and production of bulk orders
  • Production of ready-to-use cigarettes, with options to customize blends, choose cigarette papers, filter specifications
  • Smoke analysis
  • Leaf processing
  • Fabrication of customized blends
  • Designing of cigarette packs (You can design your own pack with our interactive widget)
  • End-to-end product customization: Right from customizing blends to getting ready-to-sell packaged cigarettes, our turnkey services offer you retail-ready products
Q2

Does GPI assist with other related services while contract manufacturing cigarettes?

Yes. Given decades of expertise in production of tobacco products – both GPI's own brands and on contract for other tobacco brands, we have a keen understanding of end-to-end product development. We offer our clients a range of related services in addition to contract manufacturing cigarettes or tobacco products.

  • Analysis and testing
  • Packaging
  • Branding
  • Product development strategy based on targeted market and geography
  • Proposed brand placement
Q3

What are the standards followed in manufacturing tobacco?

Products developed in GPI's state-of-the-art facilities are exported to over 92 countries across the world. We therefore have systems and processes in place to ensure that the products meet the highest standards of quality and regulation laid down in various countries. Our factories equipped with end-to-end production capabilities follow processes that ensure the products meet international requirements. GPI also strictly adheres to globally recognized best practices such as TQM, Daichi-Ban, Six Sigma and Kaizen. Our uncompromising attitude towards quality, technology and the adoption of environment friendly processes has made us one of the most well-recognized and awarded companies in the industry.

Q4

Does GPI have the capability to undertake bulk/wholesale global tobacco orders?

Yes. GPI manufactures and supplies cigarettes and processed tobacco in bulk to companies all across the world including Phillip Morris, ITG, JTI, Eastern Company, European Tobacco, Libyan Tobacco Company and RNTA.

  • Our cigarette manufacturing facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art automatic storage and retrieval systems for all raw materials with a capacity of approximately 3000 tonnes, a first in Asia.
  • High capacity makers and packers
  • Branding
  • Automated high-end technology to ensure perfect blend, untouched by hand in bulk quantities
Q5

What is seed to smoke?

Seed to smoke is both a process and a service - our turnkey cigarette manufacturing offering. As the name suggests, it involves an active engagement, innovation and perfection at every stage of the cigarette production process – beginning with cultivation of leaves, processing and blending of the tobacco leaves as per specifications, the fabricating of cigarettes at our high-tech facilities and finally branding, designing and packaging of the cigarettes as per requirements, ready for retail-sale. Through the entire process, GPI's team of researchers at the Insight Tobacco Institute, on-ground agricultural experts working with farmers, blenders, testers, quality analyzers, designers, sourcing specialists, branding and packaging experts all work seamlessly to deliver an end product that is of global standards.

Q6

What are the product standardization guarantees and quality assurances? How does GPI achieve this?

GPI ensures involvement, innovation and a standardization of best practices and processes at every stage of cigarette/tobacco product manufacturing. Apart from a range of global best practices being followed and various countries' standards and regulations being adhered to, here is a snapshot listing how processes ensure guarantee of quality and product specification:

  • Tobacco leaves: The process of identifying the differentiator (with regard to leaves and blends) begins at the cultivation stage by improving agricultural practices. Our Insight Tobacco Institute is led by a team of technically skilled personnel who work with scientists, farmers and MNCs to make pioneering strides in improving quality and other parameters of the tobacco leaf. Apart from cultivating our own tobacco, GPI also possesses the unique capability to use imported tobacco – this allows us to prepare a wider range and more precise blends for our international customers.
  • Blends: GPI cultivates its own tobacco and imports tobacco from across the world to allow for creation of a wider range and unique blends. GPI's master blenders select the right types of tobacco from various regions to create the required blends.
  • Testing: Once these are created on a small scale, they undergo a series of tests before they are produced on a pilot scale. The pilot samples are then subjected to various analytical tests in modern equipped labs.
  • Production: This is then put into large scale production. Here, all product components are fed into automated systems to ensure product integrity as per specifications and hygiene is maintained as the automated process is untouched by hand.
Q7

What varieties of tobacco does GPI provide?

GPI provides a range of tobacco products – cigarettes, cut tobacco, RYO, zarda and tobacco shisha. We also contract manufacture and customize tobacco blends and products as per customers' specifications. Given its in-depth expertise, GPI possess the capability of providing ALL kinds of tobacco blends, customized to requirements across the globe. Tobacco used in our factories is both cultivated by us and imported as well. Under the category of cut tobacco, we provide four main types of tobacco. All our tobacco has lower levels of heavy metals and TSNs.

  • Flue cured Virginia
  • Air cured Burley
  • Sun cured
  • Dark fire cured
Q8

Does GPI have any existing cigarette brands which are available for sale across the world?

Yes. GPI has a large bouquet of very popular cigarette brands that are available in different countries across the world. Some of our very popular brands like Jaisalmer, Double Six and Force 10 have been capturing markets as far and wide as Middle East, South America and the Far East. Our cigarette brands continue to enjoy a significant brand presence and loyalty in the various parts of the world where they are available. You can get more details about our popular brands here.

  • Jaisalmer
  • Force10
  • Stellar
  • Black and Gold
  • Double Six
  • Bulls and Bears
  • Originals
  • International
  • Black Jack
  • Stallion
  • Hawkeye
  • Sahara
  • Ultima
Q9

What capabilities does GPI have in RYO processing?

GPI's tobacco processing and manufacturing prowess is unmatched with over 80 years of expertise in the field. Backed by a cutting-edge R&D lab, expert team of tobacconists and high-tech production facilities spread across 8 factories, GPI delivers a bevy of tobacco products to over 90 countries across the world. We both cultivate tobacco and source multiple varieties of the leaf internationally to create RYO blends as per exact customer specifications. Apart from exporting our own range of popular RYO blends, GPI also contract manufactures roll-your-own-tobacco for an international range of clients.

  • Production of customized RYO blends
  • Blend matching for RYO
  • Production of orders in both bulk form and individual sale-ready packs of 30/50/120 grams
Q10

How does RYO produced by GPI stand differentiated?

GPI multi-sources tobacco leaves to make a range of blends that is very varied. We also possess the expertise to define which blend would be successful in which market. A key differentiator also lies in the fact that GPI's RYO tobacco is not treated with acetic acid - a component present in almost all major RYO brands available in Europe.

Q11

What RYO brands does GPI have?

Apart from contract manufacturing roll-your-own-tobacco for clients across the world, GPI has two very popular brands which are exported – Stellar and Originals.

Q1

What is the difference between pan masala, gutka and zarda?

While all three are chewing products, here are the basic differences:

  • Pan masala is a non-tobacco chewing product made of areca nut, lime, essence and spices. All our pan masala products are free of magnesium carbonate, a testament of our commitment to quality. Explore our pan masala brands
  • Gutka: A rich tobacco-infused chewing pan masala. Explore our gutka brands
  • Zarda: A quality blend of chewing tobacco with seasoned spices and flavours. Explore our zarda brands
Q2

Do the chewing products meet global standards of quality assurance and best practices in manufacturing?

There are no global standards for manufacturing of gutka, zarda or pan masala. However, with a keen focus on exceptional taste and uncompromising attitude towards quality, we source only choicest and finest of ingredients for all our chewing products. Our pan masalas or non-tobacco chewing masalas are completely free of magnesium carbonate. Our chewing products have won a number of awards and accolades including most promising brand and most trusted brand.
Our facilities are FSSAI compliant using the most advanced of food processing technologies.

Q3

Can the ingredients used or combinations be customized?

Yes.

Q4

What tobacco is used for manufacturing chewing products?

Various types of multi-sourced tobacco leaves are used. Customers can choose based on requirement.

Q5

What kind of packaging is used for chewing products?

Our premium chewing products are available in specially designed superior packs that keep the freshness intact. All paper packs are environment friendly and the tin containers meet the highest food grade requirement.

Q1

How many flavours of shisha are available? Does GPI customize shisha flavours for wholesale/bulk orders?

GPI offers an exciting and ever-evolving range of shisha tobacco and herbal shishas in a number of flavours. At present, we offer over 50 varieties of flavours and flavour-combinations in each. Our research team and expert blenders constantly work towards creating new flavours and forms of shisha. Customers can choose from the existing range of flavours, create their own combinations or request for new customized flavours and flavour-combinations.

Q2

Does GPI offer contract manufacturing services for other brands/labels?

Yes. We can manufacture customized shisha flavours either in bulk or in ready-to-sell packs. Apart from product manufacturing, GPI also provides branding and packaging services for shisha.

Q3

Does shisha manufactured by GPI meet product specification standards of various countries?

While shisha production around the world continues to be a mix of organized factory manufacturing and a largely unorganized sector, GPI ensures that all shisha is manufactured under the strictest of hygiene conditions, by processes untouched by hand. All ingredients used are responsibly sourced and all flavouring agents used are natural or nature-identical.

Q4

What packaging options does GPI offer on orders of shisha?

We offer both bulk packaging as well as retail-ready packs. Apart from contract-manufacturing shisha, GPI also offers branding and packaging services.

In bulk formats, we offer both ready-to-use wet packs and dry packs with the liquid component packed separately for mixing before consumption. Pack sizes offered include 1kg, 500 gm, 250 gm and 50 gm.

Q1

Does GPI contract manufacture tea?

With over 25 years of expertise in manufacturing tea, GPI has emerged as a preferred choice for a number of tea brands across the globe. Our world class manufacturing facilities and unmatched team of master blenders have made us the natural choice for producing tea in bulk quantities. Apart from contract manufacturing tea for customers in over 18 countries, we also export our own range of highly popular brands.

Q2

Does GPI customize tea blends on order?

Yes. Godfrey Philips offers both a wide range of existing tea brands for global distribution and contract manufacturing services for a range of teas. We have unparalleled tea production capabilities, with state-of-the-art facilities and a highly experienced team of blenders.

Q3

Does GPI assist with other related services while contract manufacturing tea?

Yes. Given GPI's expertise driven production of tea – we have a keen understanding of end-to-end product development. We offer our clients a range of related services in addition to contract manufacturing.

  • Analysis and testing
  • Blending
  • Packaging
  • Branding
  • Product development strategy based on targeted market and geography
  • Proposed brand placement
Q4

Can GPI customize tea blends on order?

Yes. We supply a wide range of teas in both packaged form and bulk to 30 clients across 18 countries. GPI sources leaves from the best tea-growing regions of India. Apart from this, we also source multi-origin tea leaves to suit the preferences of clients and resultantly, tea drinkers all over the world. Our team of master blenders have tremendous expertise and experience in creating blends that are based exactly on client requirements, and customized based on geography, tea taste preference, drinking habits and other parameters.

Q4

What certifications and capabilities do GPI's tea manufacturing facilities have?

GPI's international tea operations are supported by two exclusive tea manufacturing facilities which are automated and modernized. Equipped with sophisticated blending and packaging machines, the factories maintain the highest standards of hygiene. The plants are ISO22000 certified and HACCP, FSMS & FSSAI accredited and have a total installed capacity of over 90 tonnes per day.

Q1

What are the various products available?

GPI's vaping products widely popular in the US, Middle East and Europe include vapourizers, vape pens, rechargeable e-cigarettes and regular & tobacco-free nicotine e-liquids. GPI continues to innovate on a range of products in the vaping category.

Q2

What standards of manufacturing and quality do GPI's vaping products assure?

Our range of vaping products are the most advanced in their category and comply with the strictest international norms. Our products are sourced from pioneers in manufacturing in the category and are made using the best quality ingredients in certified facilities in US and Europe.

Q3

What are the brands available?

GPI offers four brands under the vaping products category:

  • Hawkeye: E-liquids and vapourizers
  • iGen: Regular and tobacco-free nicotine e-liquids
  • Cypher: E-liquids with tobacco-free nicotine
  • Verge: Rechargeable e-cigarettes
Q4

Can these products be made available in multiple countries on order?

Yes. GPI's wide range of products are exported to over 92 countries across the world. Our range of vaping devices are available in a number of countries including the US and parts of Europe.