According to the tobacco industry news report, the Broadcasting British Corporation news channel reported that the cigarette factory in Northern Ireland, Ballymena, stopped production of the last cigarette package. The news was released on October 24th, though it did not disclose which day it would be stopped.
Japan Tobacco International closed its Northern Ireland manufacturing facility and shifted manufacturing to Poland, which is expected to make about 800 people unemployed in northern ireland.
Japan Tobacco International UK website before the date shows that the total of 900 employees, all personnel in England.
Japan Tobacco international spokesman said that the company “ to the Lisnafillan factory team all incumbent and outgoing staff to express their sincere thanks, thanks to their dedication for many years, as well as always adhere to the work to the last moment of commitment and professionalism. ”