About Us

Republic Technologies (UK) Ltd are specialists in the ‘Roll Your Own’ and ‘Make Your Own’ segments, with extensive experience in supplying quality products through our group brands, including Swan®*, OCB®, JOB® and Zig Zag®**.

Part of a wider group of companies Republic Technologies (UK) Ltd distribute, market and sell a large range of the finest quality smokers accessories, including rolling papers, filter tips, cigarette tubes, lighters and many other accessories.

In late 2008 Swedish Match UK Ltd was acquired by Republic Technologies International (www.republic-technologies.com) part of the Republic Group (www.therepublicgroup.net) of companies, worldwide rolling papers and smoking accessories specialists. 

With the change in ownership Republic Technologies (UK) Ltd was created to cater for the growing popularity of the RYO market. Republic Technologies (UK) Ltd now services the UK market with the finest ‘Roll Your Own’ and ‘Make Your Own’ products and accessories in the world. Other recent developments have included distributing, marketing and selling other Republic Technologies International or group brands, including OCB®, JOB® and the recently acquired Zig Zag®** brand from a previous UK distributor.

Products from our huge range of smokers' accessories are sold in over 95 countries worldwide to a wide range of markets and customers. With some of the most recognised brands in the market Republic Technologies (UK) Ltd are experts in delivering category growth for its extensive network of customers.

Our Knowledge

The knowledge and expertise of the business of the cigarette paper and filter tip manufacturing dates back to the early 19th century when JOB® produced a range of ultra-thin smoking papers in France.

Since this point the business has developed state of the art production facilities capable of delivering the highest possible standard in the most efficient manner from Perpignan, France.


We work very closely with our network of manufacturing plants to ensure the highest possible standard of product. We are continually investing in and developing our group brands to ensure they continue to meet our consumers’ needs. 

The Research and Development department laboratory at Republic Technologies International is fully equipped with state of the art analytical equipment and measurement technologies specific to our industry. The R&D department works very closely with our Marketing department to ensure that all our new products and designs meet our consumers’ needs.

The experience and knowledge we have of the UK market is sizable and our sales teams are actively working with some of the largest retail, wholesale and distribution groups in the UK, developing their businesses through best practice category management.  

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