Angolan milling company GMA readies second phase of Lobito’s wheat flour mill construction

ANGOLA – Grandes Moagens de Angola, subsidiary of one of Angola’s leading players in soft commodities and FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods), Webcor, has completed construction of the first phase of its wheat flour mill in Lobito. According to the parent company, construction of Lobito mill began in November 2018 and included the reconstruction of a colonial-era silo, installation of new metal silos, and cleaning and transportation equipment. The silos, with a total storage capacity of 66,000 tons of grain, can unload grain ships at up to 300 tons per hour…

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Coca-Cola introduces Minute Maid brand in Angola through partnership with local beverage company Refriango

ANGOLA – Refriango, one of Angola’s leading producers and distributers of soft beverages, energy drinks and alcoholic beverages, has entered into a partnership with one of the world’s largest soft drink companies, Coca-Cola. Under the agreement, Refriango will commence local production of Coca-Cola’s fruit-based juice brand Minute Maid, coming in three flavours tropical, orange and apple. The partnership is also aimed to open new market opportunities for the Angolan company, as it is eyeing the export routes to Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. “We…

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Bühler partners with Angolan grain processor Leonor Carrinho to install new pasta processing lines

ANGOLA – Leonor Carrinho, Angola based food distributor that has backward integrated into grain processing, is expanding its processing capacity with the installation of several pasta lines. The new facility is being established by the world’s leading plant equipment manufacturer, Bühler Group. The Swiss technology company did not reveal the processing capacity of the pasta line or when it will be finalized, but highlighted that its team is on the ground undertaking the installation of the lines. This won’t be Leonor’s first project undertaken in partnership with Bühler as both…

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The Netherlands co-finances construction of agro-logistics center in Angola with US$73m

ANGOLA – Angola has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dutch government, on co-financing the implementation of an agro-logistics center in the province of Benguela. The construction of the logistics center, which will store, pack, transform and package agricultural products, targeted for the European market, will be co-financed by The Netherlands and Angola. To this end, the Dutch government will provide a credit line of up to 60 million euros (US$73m) to be channelled towards the establishment of the facility, serving the Port of Lobito. The agreement establishes…

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Angolan Sunavest Group invests US$15m in paper recycling unit, Ugandan plastic manufacturer lament over rising costs

ANGOLA – Angolan manufacturing giant, Sunavest Group has announced that it’s investing around US$15 million in a paper recycling factory, which is scheduled to commence operations in September this year. With an installed capacity of 55 tonnes/day and an annual average of 20,000 tonnes/year, the investment is in line with the Angolan state’s strategy of promoting local production, reports ANGOP. The facility will also contribute to reduction of waste in the environment, with the recycled items converted into packaging materials, carrier bags, cardboards etc. The Sunavest Group owns the Zeepack…

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Argentine candy maker Arcor partners with Webcor to establish US$45m confectionery factory in Angola

ANGOLA – The Argentine multinational company Grupo Arcor, one of the world leaders in the confectionery, agri-food and packaging sector, is nearing completion of its US$45 million confectionery factory in Angola. The project which is undertaken in partnership with Angolan distribution partner Webcor, will specialize in production of cookies, biscuits and chocolates. It is expected to produce six thousand tons of products of different brands annually, serving both the local market and neighbouring countries of Congo, Namibia, Zambia and Botswana. The ambassador of Argentina accredited to Angola, Alejandro Guillermo Vierdier,…

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Angola beverage maker Refriango invests US$10m in new returnable bottle filling line

ANGOLA – Refriango, one of Angola’s leading producers and distributers of soft beverages, energy drinks and alcoholic beverages, has invested US$10m in the installation of a new filling line of returnable bottles for its Tigra beer brand. The investment will enable the beverage maker to increase its filling capacity by 35%, meeting the rising demand of the beer in the country, reports Opais Angola. The introduction of the returnable bottles in the market is in line with the company’s commitment to a circular economy by minimizing waste pollution in the…

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Angolan state bags US$82m from privatization of government owned breweries, agro-livestock farms

ANGOLA – The government of Angola has raised a total of Akz 52 billion (US$82.7m) from the privatization of 3 state-owned breweries and 5 agro-livestock enterprises, under the Privatization Program (PROPRIV), coordinated by the Institute of Assets Management and State Participation (IGAPE). IGAPE was created to manage the state’s financial assets and holdings, and carry out the privatisation and restructuring programme of the corporate public sector, according to a presidential order. The PROPRIV program is aligned with the National Development Program 2018-2022 and falls within the scope of Public Finance…

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New animal feed factory opens in Angola boosting local production

ANGOLA – Angola has welcomed the inauguration of a new animal feed factory, Rações KN by WM Group a multi-industrial player, with a production capacity of 20 tons per hour. The plant is dedicated to the production of different types of feed in varying packages measuring between 25 and 50 kilograms, to ensure affordability and availability of the products. According to reports by Angola Press, this private investment of an undisclosed amount is set to create 150 jobs. Further to that, the project will act as the main recipient or…

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Angolan milling company AP Foods partners with Webcor Group to increase pasta production, distribution

ANGOLA – The Webcor Group, one of Angola’s leading players in the agricultural commodities and business line, has signed a partnership agreement with AP Foods to increase the production of pasta and widen distribution of the product in the country. AP Foods is an Angolan milling company founded in 2016. It commenced operations with an installation of 20,000 tons/year pasta production plant. It later boosted its capacity by 56,800 tons/year, which the partnership will leverage on, in addition to its technical skills. Webcor Group will avail its logistical capacity to…

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