|Type||Publicly traded Aktiebolag|
|Traded as||OMX: SWMA|
|Key people||Conny Karlsson (Chairman), Lars Dahlgren (President and CEO), Robert Little (U.S. Snusking)|
|Products||Tobacco, matches and lighters|
|Revenue||SEK 13.61 billion (2010)|
|Operating income||SEK 4.169 billion (2010)|
|Profit||SEK 2.957 billion (2010)|
|Total assets||SEK 14.74 billion (end 2010)|
|Total equity||(SEK 482 million) (end 2010)|
|Employees||3,910 (average, 2010)|
Swedish Match is a Swedish company based in Stockholm that makes snus, moist snuff, and Chewing Tobacco (with its Red Man brand). These products are known as moist smokeless tobacco. The company also makes machine-made cigars, matches and lighters. Swedish Match was founded as Svenska Tändsticksaktiebolaget by Ivar Kreuger in 1917 in Jönköping (also known as "City of the matches"). By expanding through acquisition of national monopolies and merging with the British company Bryant and May, in 1926, it became the world's largest match manufacturer. The company changed its name in 1980.
In 1992, the listed company, Procordia, with Volvo and the Swedish state as principal owners, acquired the match and lighter business named Swedish Match. Swedish Match operations were combined with Procordia’s business operations. This larger Procordia United Brands division was renamed to Swedish Match to take advantage of this internationally known company name. The acquired company became the Parent Company in the subsidiary with Klaus Unger as President. This new combination meant that the tobacco businesses, STA (Svenska Tobaks), EBAS (Elisabeth Bas) and Pinkerton, would have an international network and thus improve the efficiency of marketing, sales and distribution. Swedish Match became a publicly listed company in 1996, having been spun off from Volvo. Swedish Match shares have been listed at the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996 with the ticker symbol SWMA.
While today's Swedish Match still produces matches, the majority of its sales and profits come from its smokeless products and machine made cigars. Swedish Match generates most of its sales in Sweden and Norway, the US, and Brazil., but also has a significant worldwide presence through its matches and lighters businesses.
In the U.S., Swedish Match produces and distributes the Longhorn, Timber Wolf and Red Man brands of moist snuff. The company also expanded into the United States premium cigar business by purchasing General Cigar Company Inc. (producer of non-Cuban versions of Macanudo, Partagas and Punch) from Edgar Cullman and El Credito Cigar Company (producer of La Gloria Cubana and El Rico Habano) from Ernesto Perez-Carrillo. In October 2010 the company transferred its US premium cigar and European cigar businesses, and its pipe tobacco businesses to Scandinavian Tobacco Group. This was part of the transaction whereby on October 1, 2010 Swedish Match acquired 49% of Scandinavian Tobacco Group, merging its cigar, pipe tobacco and accessories operations (except its United States mass market cigar brands) into the firm.
In an effort to expand its snus business outside of Sweden and Norway, the company has recently been selling its Scandinavian market leading brand of snus, General, at select tobacco retailers in the US. For the US, snus is a relatively new category. In the US, the main smokeless category is moist snuff. (Moist snuff is made using a fermentation process and usually placed under the lower lip, requiring spitting. Snus is made using a steam heat process (much like pasteurisation) and is usually placed under the upper lip, which means that spitting is not necessary). Swedish Match also has 50 percent ownership of a joint venture company, SMPMI, which is exploring the possibility of selling snus outside of Scandinavia and the US. The other 50 percent of SMPMI is held by Philip Morris International.
International Expansion 
Cooperation between Swedish Match and P.T. Jamafac, which began in 1971 and expanded in 1996, has now been formalized in a joint venture agreement aimed at strengthening Swedish Match's position in Southeast Asia. In 1999, Swedish Match signed an agreement to acquire 40 percent of Indonesia's largest producer of matches, P.T. Java Match Factory (P.T. Jamafac). The company has production units in Jakarta and Bandung.
As of February 2009, it was announced that Swedish Match collaborated with Phillip Morris International in a joint venture, effectively testing various international markets. Their aim was to expand the Swedish Match smokeless product line outside of the US and Scandinavian markets. The collaboration placed test markets in Tel Aviv, Israel; St. Petersburg, Russia; Taiwan, and nation-wide Canada. In Swedish Match's 2012 Q3 Interim report, CEO Lars Dahlgren commented, "In the US, General snus is now available in more than 9,000 retail outlets... We will continue to invest behind the brand and expand distribution, and expect to be in more than 10,000 stores by the end of the year. Test market activities for snus through SMPM International continue in Canada, and St. Petersburg, Russia, and we have now added Tel Aviv, Israel, as another test market."
See also 
- "Annual Results 2010". Swedish Match. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
-  Swedish Match company website
-  Swedish Match company website
-  Swedish Match Q3 2011 Interim report on Swedish Match company website
- Smokeless in the US, Timber Wolf a solid success - Swedish Match
- "U.S. cigar sales spike boosts Swedish Match Q4". Reuters. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "Swedish Match completes transaction with Scandinavian Tobacco Group" (Press release). Swedish Match. 4 October 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.