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Increasing added value in the tobacco factory

For 75 years, employees in the tobacco factory in Linz manufactured cigarettes. In 2009, production was discontinued. One year later, the City of Linz bought the site and buildings from the then owner Japan Tobacco International for 20.4 million euros. Today, eight years later, the tobacco factory is "well on the way to taking on a central leadership role in Linz and Upper Austria," said Klaus Luger, mayor of Linz and chairman of the supervisory board of the tobacco factory, at a press conference in Linz. Together with tobacco factory boss Chris Müller, Luger presented a study by the Vienna research institute FASresearch.