Angola: Multicer company builds brick factory in Viana, Angola

5 September 2008

Luanda, Angola, 5 Sept – Angolan company Multicer (Indústria Cerâmica de Angola), of the Intercept group, has invested US$12 million in the construction of a factory that will produce 30,000 bricks per year, as of January 200, Angolan newspaper Jornal de Angola reported.

The factory, which covers an area of 12,500 square metres, is being built in an area of 10 hectares, with Multicer’s managing partner, Renato Araújo, saying that the company was using its own funds for construction.

As well as bricks, Multicer, formally known as ICA, will also produce roof tiles and concrete beams, as of May 2009.

Araújo said that technicians had been hired from Brazil who, as well as setting up equipment and supervising tasks, will train Angolan ceramics technicians.

During production time, the factory will use 240 tonnes of clay per day.

The factory, which will be fully operational next year, along with the production area have a canteen, office, sales area and accommodation for foreign staff. (macauhub)