On 30 January 1817 Johann Friedrich Christian André laid the foundations for the present-day company. Over 200 years on and Arnold André, still owner-managed, is the largest cigarillo and cigar producer in Germany. Arnold André operates a business – production, import and sales of high-quality cigars – instilled by passion and characterised by a mixture of tradition and innovation. The well-known brands of the company represent the world of stylish and diverse forms of smoking pleasure. The cigars are produced in Germany and the Dominican Republic, and sold around the world.