Portuguese metalworking companies are part of business mission to Angola

15 March 2006

Porto, Portugal, 15 March – Sixteen Portuguese metalworking and machinery companies will this month take part in a business mission to Angola, a market in which the sector was one of the most dynamic in 2005, the Portuguese association of metalwork and machinery (AIMMAP) said Tuesday in Porto.

In a statement, AIMMAP said that, “Due to its enormous potential and the cultural proximity it has with Portugal, Angola is becoming increasingly important in the process of internationalization of Portuguese companies in general and the metalworking and electromechanical sector in particular.”

In fact, the statement said, according to export promotion agency ICEP, Angola was one of the countries where Portuguese exports increased most in 2005, and machinery manufacture was precisely one of the best performing sectors.

The mission, which will take place between March 19 and 26 will include the following Portuguese companies: Bollinghaus, Felino, Ferpor, Galvacar, Ieta, Infocontrol, J. Silva Moreira, Metalcertima, Metalocar, Monoquadros, Monteiro Electro-Fabril, Norfer, Rubete, Setrova, Simi and Vecofabril. (macauhub)