Effective Jan. 1, 2016, Davidoff of Geneva USA will become the American distributor for French luxury house S.T. Dupont.
The move brings together the most well-known company when it comes to high-end smoking accessories and arguably the most well-known luxury cigar brand. While cigar smokers are most familiar with S.T. Dupont’s lighters, S.T. Dupont also sells cutters, ashtrays, humidors and non-smoking products: pens, cufflinks, belts and other leather goods.
‘We are delighted to add the S.T.Dupont brand to our portfolio and look forward to building the brand together with our colleagues from S.T. Dupont Paris,” said Jim Young, president of Davidoff of Geneva USA, in a press release. “This is a great fit, both for the brand line up as well as a great fit culturally between our two companies.”
While the distribution agreement is new, the two companies have worked together for some time. S.T. Dupont has produced many of Davidoff’s accessories over the years.
Davidoff will take over for Lotus International who began distributing S.T. Dupont in 2008. Despite the change in distribution, Lotus will continue to handle all the U.S. service needs for S.T. Dupont and its customers.