A Long History of Innovation
Our commitment to quality and innovation is over 100 years old.
Over 100 years ago, Horace Villiars-Stewart established Nicobrand in Virginia, USA, to extract nicotine from waste tobacco.
After 20 years in business, Villiars-Stewart saw the opportunity to relocate to Northern Ireland to make use of waste tobacco produced by Gallaher’s.
Just over 30 years ago, Mr J A (Rex) Humphrey, an entrepreneur who foresaw the opportunities for pharmaceutical grade nicotine in the smoking cessation industry, bought Nicobrand and began to develop the origins of the company you see today.
Since 1998, the company has been owned by the highly successful international pharmaceutical company, Watson Pharmaceuticals. Inc., today known as Actavis plc , an integrated global specialty pharmaceutical company.
In a fast moving industry that continues to gather pace, we already have the systems, standards and processes in place to produce nicotine products to your exacting specifications.
For you, our customer, all of this simply means you can trust us to deliver on all counts.