All tobacco sales in Zimbabwe are controlled by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) to ensure an orderly exchange of tobacco between the grower and the buyer. ATZ has employed qualified and experienced tobacco buyers who properly adhere to the TIMB flue cured tobacco buying regulations. The buyers are responsible for inspecting the green leaf tobacco classification, defects, moisture level, temperature, packaging , non-tobacco related material and setting of prices per bale per classified grade. Our highly qualified buying team also assists our growers with technical tobacco grading knowledge,balling and presentation advice to equip our growers so that they realize the highest return per dollar invested.
Strictly adhering to our customers’ requirements and processing instructions, ATZ has invested heavily in experienced tobacco blending personnel responsible for monitoring the tobacco threshing process in order to meet customer’s satisfaction. ATZ contract growing scheme and Auction purchases produce different types of tobacco grades suitable enough to give the best tobacco blends. Our proficient team makes sure that all tobacco delivered for processing are of the same grades which gratifies the customer. During the threshing process our staff works closely with the processing factory team to monitor and inspect the tobacco feeding ratios, moisture, non-tobacco related material, temperature, shaking screens, sampling, and also obeying to customer’s instructions.
We have established a strong business relationship with Ocean Cargo Private Limited Zimbabwe for all our Export logistics. The company is well established and has vast experience in the tobacco export business gained from dealing with the biggest competing companies in the tobacco industry in Zimbabwe. ATZ is proudly declaring its rapid growth and the muscle it now possesses by exporting threshed tobacco to the intent customers around the world. Our tobacco export capacity currently stands at 1000 Tonnes/ annum and we are determined to work towards improving and widening the scope of our export base.