Through our various subsidiaries, we are able to buy, process and sell unmanufactured tobacco throughout the European Union. In addition to green leaf threshing, Universal offers many specialized services and value-added capabilities to meet our customers’ broad spectrum of tastes and needs.

Our facilities in the Netherlands and Germany are experts in the use of reconstituted tobacco for the production of filler, binder, wrapper, one-leaf and tipping paper.

Regional Directors

Domenico A. Cardinali

Universal is the only independent, global leaf supplier with significant operations in Europe. Domenico Cardinali has 40 years of experience with Universal in the tobacco industry and has served as the Regional Director of our European Region for 7 years. The region processes and trades tobacco leaf and recon products with operations in Italy, Spain, Hungary, Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands.

Regional Operations
DHT-Deutsch-Holländische Tabakgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Universal Leaf Tobacco Hungary Ltd. (Hungary)
Deltafina S.r.l. (Italy)
L’Agricola S.r.l. (Italy)
HTL-DHT (Netherlands)
Universal Leaf Tobacco Poland Sp. z o.o. (Poland)
TAES, S.L. (Spain)