From field to factory
Garbuio develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of green leaf processing machinery and equipment. Many of these machines are used in production lines around the world and are capable of processing up to twelve tons of leaf tobacco per hour. After tobacco plants have been harvested, the tobacco must be dried. Drying brings about certain chemical processes that make the leaves aromatic and pliable. Once the tobacco leaves have been cured, the farmers bring them into the factory, either tied in bundles or packed in bales, for further processing. There are around 150 green-leaf processing factories worldwide.