J. Cortes – in 1926, founding father Maurits Vandermarliere started manufacturing cigars in the attic above his cigar shop in Moen, Belgium. When demand grew too extensive for the attic production line in 1936, he opened a small cigar factory in Heestert, a nearby village.
With the second generation Guido Vandermerliere, the company decided to become a global player. In 1986 the family Vandermarliere opened its own bobbin factory, United Tobacco Processing Ltd in Katunayake, Sri Lanka. VCF moved its headquarters to Zwevegem-Moen, taking up residency in a top-notch building. The future looked bright with almost 2,000 employees worldwide, different brands sold in 80 countries globally and a strong in-house sales team for the major European countries.
NEOS: The cigar connoisseur’s favourite cigarillo comes in a plethora of flavours. Packed in a tin box, each NEOS combines premium taste with a Perfect price to provide an everyday smoking pleasure.