In 1914, LOPATO was created in Harbin,Heilongjiang by Russian E.A.LOPATO. It was once acquired by BAT Manchukuo. But since 1952, LOPATO is acquired by CNTC. In 2019, with the emergence of Heat-Not-Burn technology in the cigarette industry, KOKEN reached a strategic cooperation with Heilongjiang Tobacco., Ltd., a subsidiary of CNTC, who now owns LOPATO brand. Two companies worked together to combined patented technology with traditional formulas to launch 4 flavors heated tobacco products, bringing new healthy and pleasant smoking experience to users around the world.