Angola: New beer factory to start operating in 2009 in Viana

16 October 2008

Luanda, Angola, 16 Oct – Angola will have anew beer factory as of the second half of 2010, with initial investment of 74.6 million euros by Única, a company in which Portugal’s Unicer has a 49 percent share.

António Pires de Lima, Unicer’s chief executive said in Luanda that the new factory, which is due to start being built in 2009, would have an initial capacity of 120 million litres of beer.

The Luso-Angolan business group plans a second round of investment totalling 29.8 million euros to increase production to 200 million litres two to three years after the project first goes into production.

The factory in Viana, 30 kilometres from Luanda, will be managed by Unicer.

“The plan is to launch a new brand of beer to compete on the local market, which is worth 400 million litres a year,” said Pires de Lima who said the factory might also produce one of the three beers produced in Portugal – Super Bock, Carlsberg and Cristal. (macauhub)