Mozambique: Portugal’s Codimetal sets up factory in Dondo, central Mozambique

22 July 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 22 July – Portuguese company Codimetal, in partnership with Lusalite of Mozambique, has invested 1.6 million euros in setting up a factory for metal production in Dondo district, central Mozambique, the company’s representative in the country said Monday.

According to the Codimetal representative in Mozambique, Carlos Ruas, the production unit installed in Dondo, with the name Codimetal Moçambique, is the first step in the Portuguese company’s activities in the East African country.

The factory is focused on production of various types of steel and electro-soldered netting, “taking into account principles of efficiency in construction and engineering work, hygiene and safety at work and economy of space, amongst other aims,” said Ruas.

The steel rods and electro-soldered netting that Codimetal Moçambique plans to put on the market can be used to produce solid and lightweight slabs, walls, roads, bridges and tunnels, Ruas said.

“They can also be used as industrial netting for protection of moving objects against collision and as a frame for auto-construction,” he said.

Codimetal, which has its headquarters in Palmela, south of Lisbon, was set up in 1984, and specialises in manufacturing steel and metal items and production of electro-soldered netting for reinforced concrete. (macauhub)