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Making Our Cigarettes - Philip Morris USA

Philip Morris USA's approach to making cigarettes, our core product, involves many phases. With each, we work hard to provide the best quality tobacco products to adults who use them.

Philip Morris USA's approach to making cigarettes, our core product, involves many phases. With each, we work hard to provide the best quality tobacco products to adults who use them.



Our approach to manufacturing

We believe the combination of advanced manufacturing technology; well-trained, engaged and experienced employees; and a system of continuous day-to-day improvement positions PM USA to best maximize our production capacity.

Our Philip Morris Production System (PM-PS) is built on processes and organizational structure designed to deliver system-wide flexibility, innovation and improved performance, with the ultimate objective of manufacturing high quality products at the best possible cost.


Our Approach

Manufacturing premium tobacco products begins with high quality tobacco.

We designed the Philip Morris Production System (PM-PS) based on core concepts of lean manufacturing with a focus on continuous improvement for maximum productivity. PM-PS guides the way we work across our manufacturing operations. 

Our Richmond manufacturing and processing facilities -- including the Manufacturing Center, Park 500 and the Flavor Center -- have achieved ISO 9001 registration. Achieving consistency and quality are central to exceeding the expectations of our adult tobacco consumers.

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