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Fuentes back to Procigar

Submitted by Oliver on November 16, 2011 – 4:24 amNo Comment

ProCigar – the association of cigar makers from Dominican Republic will be probably soon joined by Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia, the owners of several famous cigar brands, such as Ashton, Arturo Fuente, Fuente Fuente OpusX, etc. The company left the association in 1995 after a disagreement on labor with other companies from the organization but has recently expressed willingness to return back to them.

The heads of Fuente and ProCigar, Carlos Fuente Jr. and Hendrik “Henke” Kelner, met at a charity event in Santo Domingo. The Fuente owner told his ProCigar colleague, who is also the manufacturer of Davidoff’s cigar brand, that his company would be glad to join the association.

Here is the exact statement made by Carlos Fuente Jr. while giving interview to the “Cigar Aficionado” magazine:
“We have to have a fresh start to unite the industry. I’d like for the new generation not to make the same mistakes the old guard did.” End of quotation.

Hendrik Kelner, from his part, said in an interview to the same magazine that he was very happy with the news. He didn’t hesitate a second when Fuente president told him about his wish to return to ProCigar, telling him “Carlito, you were one of the founders—you are a member of ProCigar.”

The ProCigar president met with the other members of the association yesterday, on November 16, 2011 but didn’t vote for the Fuente’s return because it wasn’t necessary.

Fuente was one of the founding members of ProCigar when it appeared in 1990’s – in the times of the cigar business boom. The main goal of their appearance was to create a joint force among Dominican cigar makers in order to meet the demands of the rising interest in cigars in the United States.

The list of other members from this organization:
La Aurora S.A. (Guillermo León, Leon Jimenes), Tabadom Holding (Davidoff, Avo), Tabacalera de Garcia Ltd. (Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta), Tabaquisa S.A. (Juan Clemente), Corporacion Cigar Export (Augusto Reyes, Fittipaldi), General Cigar Dominicana (Macanudo, La Gloria Cubana), MATASA (Fonseca, Quesada).

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