Founder of Cavalier Genève Cigars, Sebastien Decoppet, announced that after five years working with third party factories, Cavalier has now opened its own cigar manufacturing facility in Danli, Honduras, under the name Fabrica Centroamericana de Tabaco S.A. (FCT), also founded by Decoppet.
“It was time for Cavalier to take it to the next level. We have always had very demanding standards for production as well as packaging, and the next step to meet our goals was to bring full control of manufacturing operations in-house to improve versatility and ensure the destiny of Cavalier Genève Cigars is in our hands alone,” said Decoppet.
The Fabrica Centroamericana de Tabaco S.A. (FCT) is located in Danli, Honduras, in a building remodeled and expanded to comply with manufacturing operations requirements. The factory is currently home to Cavalier’s Central American operations offices, tobacco processing, manufacturing, packaging, and warehousing departments, currently employing a team of 50 employees in total.
“We are extremely proud to reinvest in Danli and its people, who are the heart of Cavalier. We would like to thank every person in our Danli-based team that decided to join us in this new step in the brand’s history,” said Decoppet.
Decoppet entered the premium cigar industry at 22 years old in Danli, learning from Adin Perez and the Plasencias after moving to Central America from Geneva, Switzerland. FCT’s management team has also worked with Perez in the past.
“We are excited to see the Cavalier family expand to include a great team of people in Danli, who believe in what we do. We are extremely grateful for all the support that we get from the community that took the time to welcome me into this industry years ago,” said Decoppet.