The history of the famous manufacturer goes back over 150 years – a time of revolutions in Europe.

Waldemar Hafström was an oil merchant in Stockholm. In 1855 he purchased the Aspelin Tobacco firm and developed production and store at Hornsgatan 32 in the heart of Stockholm. Hafström learned the business as well as the production skills, namely how to roll a cigar by hand, one by one. Demanding and sophisticated customers at the time accepted only the most significant premium quality cigars.
The company expanded rapidly and by 1880, Hafström manufactured 11,5 million cigars per year. Private production in Sweden was liquidated in 1915, when the Swedish government initiated the tobacco monopoly which seized the whole tobacco industry.

Today, Bodvar and Torvid Hafström who are Waldemar Hafström’s great-great-grandchildren ensure the reputation of the trademark with remarkable traditions and values of cigar manufacturing.

Hafströms of Sweden, Uggelviksgatan 11, 114 27 Stockholm, Sweden. Phone: +46 (0)8-30 91 91 Fax: +46 (0)8-23 17 70.

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