HISTORY : THINKING BEYOND THE RED LINE
From its humble beginnings as a tobacco trading company to becoming a conglomerate with global presence in diversified fields, BBM has come a long way. The group owes its current stature to its visionary founder and chairperson, Bommidala Bhanu Murthy. With an unwavering focus on quality and commitment to meeting customer needs, BBM is today a name to reckon with in Processing as well as Exports of Tobacco and Cigarette. Taking over as Managing Director in 1950, B. Bhanu Murthy introduced robust strategic and structural changes in the way the tobacco business was operated and built a brand that's reputed world over for the quality of its produce.
A world traveler with sharp business acumen, he initiated trade talks with Japan as early as 1952. BBM group is the first Indian tobacco company to export tobacco to Japan and Hong Kong and to sign a direct trade contract with the then USSR. The company is also one of earliest Indian promoters of trade with Indonesia. Over the years, BBM has secured many such international contracts and moved from success to success. Under the mentoring leadership of its Chairperson, the BBM group has successfully diversified and witnessed growth from within and outside the tobacco trade. With over 80 years of expertise and three decades of high-tech advancements, BBM is one of India’s largest producers of tobacco products and by- products. Today, the group is India’s leading cigarette exporters with an annual production capacity of over 6 billion sticks. With pioneering international contracts, focus on customer needs and constant technology up gradation, the group is posting new milestones every year. Enhancing its in-house capabilities for a lead advantage, the company‘s expertise covers the entire tobacco supply-chain.