The sky over Belgium is blue, and the day between Brussels, Handzame and Zwevegem is similar to this agreeable sunny, warm weather. I’m visiting Frederik Vandermarliere, CEO of J. Cortès and, for the past three years, owner of the traditional brand Oliva Cigars.
Oliva Cigars, a subsidiary of J. Cortès from West Flanders in Belgium, is supporting the Escuela Oliva, a primary school near the Oliva factory in Nicaraguan cigar capital Esteli.
Cigar manufacturer J. Cortès is doing its best to contain the coronavirus by strictly observing the necessary contingency measures. The company has produced a video clip to support its employees in the United States, Sri Lanka and Dominican Republic.
The machine-made division of J. van Horssen BV, a Dutch cigar distributor got bought by J. Cortès. Officially the sale is valid by January, 1st 2020. This is an other intelligent strategic step for J. Cortès after buying Oliva. “From our side, we are very proud to be able to announce it. It shows our dedication…
On the 23rd of July the Lebanon company Fidel Cigars owned by Mr. Danny Ibrahim organised in cooperation with J. Cortès & Oliva cigars the Sunset Ash night in Beirut with exclusively Oliva cigars.
With a new driver behind the wheel, Oliva Cigar Company will continue to create great cigars. The only difference is, it will be for a bigger market.
At the recent InterTabac trade show, Oliva showcased two new limited edition cigars: the Oliva Serie V Melanio Edicion Limitada 2018 and the Cain Daytona Limitada 2018.
Oliva Cigars announced the release of a new limited edition cigar within their Serie V Melanio line but made of a different blend than the regular line.
Oliva Cigar Company/J. Cortes is building a new factory north of Estelí in Nicaragua. At the moment they’re producing 60,000 boxes at rented facilities in the centre of town, which gives little room for growth.
Belgian family business owner Frederik Vandermarliere reconfigures cigar landscape with American Oliva Cigars acquisition.
On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May, the Sigarun was held: a 24-hour run on and around the site of cigar manufacturer J. Cortès. The initiative raised 22,500 euros for charity.