Angola: New Nocal beer factory opens in June

3 January 2008

Luanda, Angola, 3 Jan – A new beer factory called Nocal II, which has been under construction for the last four months in Bom Jesus, 59 kilometers from Luanda, is due to begin production in June of this year, Angolan news agency Angop reported Tuesday.

Angop cited the head of the Nocal beer company’s sales department, Manuel Freitas, saying that US$200 million was being invested by the company in partnership with Brasseries Internationales Holding (BIH).

The new factory, with modern facilities, will employ 300 Angolans and produce around 120,000 hectorliters of beer per month.

According to Freitas the factory will only supply the national market, as demand is currently higher than supply in Angola.

Freitas said that the choice of location for the factory, which is located next to the Kwanza river, would make it easier for water consumption, the factory’s main raw material.

He said that the other products needed, such as malt, rice and maize, would be imported, whilst sugar will be bought locally. (macauhub)