We have processing facilities in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Turkey. They are equipped with the latest technology to allow for greater efficiency in the leaf processing workflow, while having the flexibility to meet our customers’ standards, expectations and schedule. A regional office is maintained in Greece, where the production of contracted tobacco is supervised and purchasing is organized.

Regional Directors

Jonathan R. Wertheimer

Universal participates in oriental leaf tobacco through a strategic partnership with what we believe to be the leading oriental leaf merchant in the world, Socotab, L.L.C. Jonathan R. Wertheimer is the Chief Executive Officer of Socotab. His 27 years of experience encompass all of the oriental tobacco markets that we operate within, which include Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Greece.

Regional Operations
Socotab Bulgaria EOOD (Bulgaria)
Socotab EOOD Greek Branch (Greece)
Socotab DOO, Bitola (Macedonia)
Socotab Frana S.A. (Switzerland)
Socotab Yaprak Tütün Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. (Turkey)