Angola: Portuguese paints company to start production in Luanda

20 March 2008

Luanda, Angola, 20 March – The paint factory built in Angola by Portuguese company Barbot is due to go into operation over the next few days, Angolan public television, TAP, said Wednesday.

Speaking to the economy and business program on the TPA channel, the company’s chairman, Carlos Barbot, said that the factory would have daily production of 20,000 litres of paint, with the same quality standards seen in Europe.

“We are always going to focus on a clean and efficient production process, with good quality solutions and prices and, above all, using products made in Angola at the same level as those produced in Europe,” he said.

Barbot noted that the company was already thinking about expanding in Angola and the city of Benguela was likely to be the next location.

The project, located in the Hoji ya Henda area of Luanda, is estimated to cost US$3 million.

Founded in 1920, Barbot is one of the top three paint companies on the Portuguese market. (macauhub)