Condega arrives in Angola

Condega Luanda-Angola

Condega Cigars keeps growing and captivating new cigar markets worldwide. On this occasion, the Nicaraguan premium cigars’ brand will be soon available in Angola, after the agreement signed between GESINTA International Tobacco Company (the Condega’s parent company) and two Angolan companies: Men’s Emporium Cigar Shop and Nelanio Mangueira Cigar Consulting Services. The new partners expect to display Condega’s sticks by early August 2019.

In the first stage, the cigars available in the tobacconist shops will be Condega Serie F Mini Titan. After a while, new sizes and lines will come out. Within this partnership, it will be possible to bring the other brands from the portfolio of GESINTA, such as Kraken, Raza, Don José, Anonimous and Ummum. Both partners are investing mainly in the Condega brand for being the most well-known of the GESINTA portfolio, and due to its high quality and awesome price range.

Men’s Emporium and Nelanio Mangueira are the main Angolan cigar distributors. Their portfolio includes some of the best cigar premium brands carefully selected for satisfying the quality demands of the Angolan community. Men’s Emporium Cigar Shop is located in Luanda, the Angolan capital city, where the aficionados could find Condega Cigars as well as across the rest of the shops all over the country.

The Angolan companies also distribute cigars to restaurants, bars, hotels and other resellers. Their expert sales personnel are well acquainted with the national cigar market and men’s accessories.

Men’s Emporium is the dream come true for its CEO, Ermen Soares, a big aficionado and cigar premium lover. In his own words, «as an import company, we are interested in distributing top quality brands at a good price. And Condega Cigars meets both characteristics».

As well as with the rest of the partners, Men’s Emporium and Neliano Mangueira have been added to the alliance WEFA (Water, Earth, Fire, Air), the international agreement between top global tobacco distributors whose main benefit is the exclusive distribution of some of the top premium cigars brands to an unbeatable price in its segment, in the territory of each partner. The new agreement will extend Condega’s strategic internationalization in Africa and will create lasting value for the alliance.

It is clear that Condega has become the brand to trust for more and more aficionados all over the world. Recently, the brand launched a new design for boxes containing the Serie F line and two new sizes, Mareva and Lancero. However, that’s not all. In the next few weeks, Condega Cigars will present new proposals.

The Angolan premium cigar market

It is said that when the other African nations saw what God had given Angola, they protested. Angola is a country that is nevertheless rich in natural resources, including precious gems, metals, and petroleum; indeed, it ranks among the highest of the oil-producing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, one of its main industries has to do with tobacco products.

The capital city of Angola, Luanda, is a large port city on the northern coast that blends Portuguese-style colonial landmarks with traditional African housing styles and modern industrial complexes. It’s the most important commercial hub in the country, and where the premium tobacco culture is more widespread.

In connection with the tobacco industry, premium cigars from all origins have been introduced in the country for the past 15 years, and now the Angolan aficionados can easily find the bestseller brands from Nicaragua, República Dominicana, Honduras Costa Rica, Brasil, Cuba and EE. UU. From now on, Condega can be the best option for filling the humidors of the country and, especially, for smoking a quality cigar premium experience.

Condega triumphs at Intertabac 2018

Condega team

After a year of intense promotional work throughout Europe, the Nicaraguan cigar brand Condega has returned from the Intertabac 2018 fair trade, held on 21st, 22nd and 23rd of September in Dortmund (Germany), with an absolute success in its union with distributors and aficionados of the international cigar industry.

The best of the cigar business met in the must-attend annual meeting where Condega attended for the first time in its history and did it in two different spaces: with a spot at the stand of the prestigious German distributor, Wolfterz GMBH booth; and in its own booth as part of the brands owned by Gesinta International Tobacco Company, responsible for its manufacture and international distribution.

Present in Germany, Austria, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, Slovakia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Holland, Jordan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland, the Nicaraguan premium cigar brand Condega has conquered the palates more demanding, endorsing the flag of excellent quality at an unbeatable price.

Its introduction at Intertabac predicts many more successes in the future, as new countries have shown interest to join the WEFA alliance (Water, Earth, Fire, Air), a macro-agreement that Gesinta promotes among first-class tobacco distributors whose main benefit for members is the exclusive entry into its territory of some of the major brands of premium cigars at a price that satisfies equal parts wholesale partners, tobacconists and aficionados. Among them, Polonia, Macedonia, Malta, Israel, Malasia, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Macao, France, United Kingdom, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Japan.

To offer the best cigar at the best price is the main purpose of the WEFA alliance: a group of partners involved professionally and personally in a pioneering project of which are already part of major companies in the sector in Europe and the Middle East.

Condega has come to Intertabac supported by an unprecedented sales success because there are already thousands of cigars sold internationally, and it has been the first cigar brand that Gesinta has chosen to begin its international project.

However, Gesinta has also taken advantage of Intertabac to introduce the new brands that has developed to satisfy the tastes and economy of smokers segments that were not covered yet, which are: Umnun (tobacco from Nicaragua and Honduras), Kraken (binder and filler from Nicaragua and Indonesian wrapper), Raza (tobacco from Honduras and Nicaragua) and Don Jose (100% Nicaragua). All these brands arrived with the blessing of the Spanish market that has welcomed them into their catalogue of favourite cigar brands, surprising both tobacconists and aficionados for their unbeatable quality/price ratio. In fact, after the show, both Umnum and Kraken go on the international market: the first road to Switzerland and the Netherlands, and the second one starting to conquer the markets of Switzerland and Austria.

About Gesinta International Tobacco Company

Gesinta international Tobacco Company is a Spanish company focus on the manufacturing, importing, marketing and distributing of tobacco with more than 23 years of experience in the industry.

Founded in 1997 by Ramón Zapata, Gesinta is the first Spanish cigar company and the fifth in the general ranking just behind four multinationals. Throughout its career, Gesinta has been a pioneer in the Spanish market, developing unique and innovative projects in the tobacco industry, while participating in different segments (cigarettes, cigars, RYO, MYO, pipe tobacco, etc.) with great success in each one of them.

Gesinta has designed and marketed several brands in Spain that have grown exponentially thanks to the quality of their products, their image and a highly competitive price. In fact, the company’s flagship brand, Condega, has been Nicaraguan best selling brand within the premium segment; and in 2018 it has climbed to the Top Ten, regardless of its origin.

The first results of the Gesinta international project show that the success of premium cigar brands in the Spanish market reproduces with the same or more intensity in the rest of the countries that have opted for their incorporation.

See you at Intertabac 2019!