Gurkha Cigars has decided to not acquire American Caribbean Cigars and has announced that the company will build its own 100,000 square foot factory for the manufacturing of its premium international cigars. This is expected to be a two-year project as locations are being scouted.
Gurkha had announced it was acquiring American Caribbean Cigars out of Esteli, Nicaragua and the factory was set to be the company’s first proprietary factory. The acquisition was to be complete by the first quarter of 2018 but the deal has since fallen through and will not proceed. In reviewing the situation, it was determined it would make more financial sense for Gurkha to build its own factory.
Gurkha produces millions of cigars per year that are sold in more than 70 countries worldwide and has an impressive array of 250 brands.