BVL Exports Pvt Ltd, a Business
unit of BVL GROUP, ranks among india’s largest tobacco exporting
company, with consolidated net revenues of 125 million USD.
In tobacco, BVL Exports along with its subsidiaries,
has a storage space of 2.5 million Sqft and capacity around 80
million tons. One of the largest of its kind in the tobacco sector
and it is one of the largest supplier to ITC Ltd.
Tobacco is an important commercial crop grown in the country. It occupies third
position in the world with a production of about 680 Million Kgs. Of different
types grown, flue-cured tobacco, country tobacco, burley, bidi, rustica and
chewing tobacco are important. India, as an exporter of tobacco, ranks sixth
in the world next to Brazil, China, USA, Malawi and Italy.
Tobacco and tobacco products earn a whopping sum
of about Rs.7319 Crores to the national exchequer in terms of excise
revenue and foreign exchange of Rs.1362 Crores (2004-05). Furthermore,
tobacco provides gainful employment to several lakhs of people
who thrive on this weed crop.
Flue-cured growth, with a production of about
240 million Kgs, is the singular type which contributes huge amount
of forex and excise earnings. More or less, 50% of the FCV tobacco
produced is consumed domestically while the rest is exported to
more than 100 countries across the globe. Other tobacco types viz.,
Burley, Country tobacco, Chewing tobaccos (Lal chopadia, Judi and
Rustica) are also exported where as bidi tobacco - a poor man's
smoke - is consumed within the country.
Flue-cured Virginia tobacco is the principal type
grown in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka under varied
agro-climatic conditions. It is grown in the light soils of Karnataka
as rain fed crop and in the heavy soils of Andhra Pradesh under
conserved moisture in the aftermath of Southwest monsoon rains.
The crop is grown under irrigated conditions in the Northern Light
Soils (NLS) of Andhra Pradesh and Eastern Light Soils (ELS) of
Orissa and as a semi-monsoon crop in Southern Light Soils (SLS)
of Andhra Pradesh. Thus, India is endowed with a vast potential
to produce different styles of tobacco so as to cater to interests
of the discerning customers.
source: Tobacco Board India
Our Processing plants and warehouses are surrounded by SLS
(southern light soil) and SBS (southern black soil) regions of
tobacco production, with an annual output of 150 million kgs,
which is likely to go up to 180 million kgs in the coming years.
Proximity to Chennai and Krishnapatnam sea ports, new airport
coming up in Ongole, Railways and national highway – saves
Proximity to auction platforms, tobacco fields, abundant and lower
As compared to near by areas there is a cost saving of 10-15 cents
BVL head office is in close proximity to all its facilities
and constant monitoring by efficient people provides quick decisions
resulting in saving of time and money.
The plants are located in close proximity to Ongole – the
head quarters of Prakasham District and along with national highway
amidst tobacco growing.