|Pacific Cigarette Company (PCC)|
|Founded||2002, in Harare|
|Headquarters||424 Gleneagles road, Willowvale, Harare, Zimbabwe|
Pacific Cigarette Company started operating in 2002 as a threshing company. They are manufacturers of Pacific, Pegasus, Acacia and Branson families of brands.
- Challenger Ethos
- Customer Is King
Vision and Mission Statement
They believe business excellence stems from people excellence — and that their people are their greatest resource. They continue to build on their legacy and use their collective expertise for growth.
Pacific Cigarette Company (PCC), formally known as Savanna Tobacco, signed a cooperation agreement with China Tobacco Shaanxi Industrial Cooperation (CTSIC) at a function held at the Zimbabwean company’s headquarters in Harare. The agreement was to see the launch of Acacia Range of cigarettes which are made with 100 percent Zimbabwean tobacco and enhanced with Chinese flavour.
- Pacific Storm
- Pacific Breeze
- Pacific Mist
- Pacific Blue
- Branson Mint
- Branson Flame
- Remington Gold - Blue
- Remington Gold - Red
The company is mentioned on p28 Cartel Power Dynamics in Zimbabwe under the Case Study 4 The Cigarette Cartels.
Pacific Cigarette Company (PCC) is owned by Adam Molai, Robert Mugabe’s nephew-in-law and a Chinese state-owned cigarette manufacturing company. (Nyayaya, K. 2018. Chinese tobacco giant enters Zim market. The Standard, 9 December 2018)
Corporate Social Responsibility
In 2006, Savanna provided football kits to Black Rhinos Football Club which carried the Branson brand — one of their popular cigarette brands — as well as footballs. Another kit was provided in 2007, a period when all was not well for many companies in the country due to the economic meltdown. The biggest cigarette-manufacturing company in the country boasts of six years’ involvement in local football, having been previously involved with Dynamos Football Club, Highlanders Football Club and CAPS United Football Club. The organisation has also participated in grassroots football development through tournaments across the country.