President of Huaiyin Cigarette Factory of China Tobacco Jiangsu Industrial Corporation Zhou Tao
Huaiyin Cigarette Factory is the biggest ratepaying enterprise in Huai’an and an important pillar of Huai’an economy. The enterprise developed from a horseback factory of the New Fourth Army into a top-ranking cigarette factory in China. Spirit of “First Class Plum” gives Zhou Tao forces and energy, and provides the enterprise with core competitive forces. The enterprise is listed into famous brands of China cigarette, 36 famous and excellent brands of China and 100 cigarette brands of China; it achieved 3.82 billion yuan warehousing tax in 2008. After “the 11th five year” technology reform project sponsored by Zhou Tao is put into production, annual capacity of Huaiyin Cigarette Factory will exceed 1 million boxes, and the factory will become the largest and most advanced cigarette production base in Jiangsu Province.