ANGOLA – Aguas Bom Jesus, a prominent mineral water manufacturer, has unveiled its first fully automated production line to meet rising demand for bottled water in Angola.
The production line, installed in the company’s factory located in the Bom Jesus province of Luanda, marks a milestone in the company’s efforts to meet the increasing demand for bottled water in the region.
According to Statista, the revenue in the bottled water market in Angola amounts to US715.5M with a projected annual growth rate of 5.98 percent CAGR 2023-2027.
The newly inaugurated production line, financed at a total cost of US$9 million, is expected to revolutionize Aguas Bom Jesus’ operations.
The company, previously reliant on three manual manufacturing lines, anticipates a substantial boost in production capacity—from 2,200 to an impressive 16,000 bottles of mineral and table water per day.
Ana Fortunato, the factory manager, said, “The new line will produce two bottle formats, specifically 33 and 50 centiliters. The adjustments aim to address challenges faced by the older production lines, which primarily supplied 55 centiliter formats.”
With limited access to clean drinking water in Angola, the rise in purchasing power among the middle class has contributed to the burgeoning bottled water market.
The convenience offered by mineral water has prompted private operators like Aguas Bom Jesus to ramp up their investments to cater to the growing demand.
This strategic move aligns with the company’s goal of adapting to market preferences and demands.
The Angolan News Agency (Angop) reports that this substantial investment is projected to propel Aguas Bom Jesus’ turnover to over 5 billion kwanzas (US$5.9 million) within the next five years. This is a significant leap from its current revenue standing at US$1 million.
The company is actively pursuing market expansion, with plans to enhance sales in the provinces of Luanda and Benguela, while also eyeing export opportunities, particularly to neighbouring countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia.
Established in 2001, Aguas Bom Jesus has emerged as a key player, commanding nearly a third of the local bottled water market.
According to the company’s LinkedIn profile, Águas do Bom Jesus is one of Angola’s prestigious brands, supplying bottled water to almost a third of the local market. Águas do Bom Jesus is bottled using the most modern water purification techniques, having installed state-of-the-art equipment for the sector.
The latest investment underscores the company’s commitment to meeting consumer demands, enhancing its competitive edge, and contributing to the economic development of Angola’s beverage industry.
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