Alliance One International, Inc. is a leading global independent leaf tobacco merchant serving the world's largest cigarette manufacturers. The company was formed on May 13, 2005, as a result of the merger of DIMON Incorporated and Standard Commercial Corporation, both world leaders in tobacco processing. The creation of Alliance One brings together 200 years of combined experience and expertise, establishing a formidable competitor with a clear focus on its customers, as well as a vision for the future.
Alliance One selects, purchases, processes, packs, stores, and ships leaf tobacco grown in approximately 45 countries, serving manufacturers of cigarettes and other consumer tobacco products in approximately 90 countries worldwide. In certain developing markets, we also provide agronomy expertise and financing for the growing of leaf tobacco. Alliance One neither manufactures nor sells cigarettes or other consumer tobacco products. We have operations in major tobacco growing regions in the world, including the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Malawi, Tanzania, Turkey, Germany, Macedonia, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia and Thailand. Our shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AOI.
Alliance One is proud to maintain the traditions of excellence that began generations ago, striving to find new opportunities and solutions within the industry, for our customers, suppliers and employees.
Alliance One's global headquarters is located in Morrisville, North Carolina. www.aointl.com – less