Angola: Cimertex inaugurates new facility at Viana industrial hub

28 October 2008

Luanda, Angola, 28 Oct – Angolan machinery company Cimertex – Sociedade de Máquinas e Equipmantos Saturday in Luanda opened its new facility at the Viana industrial hub, across an area of 25,000 square metres, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Speaking to Angop, the company’s managing director, Miguel Oliveira, said that the facility would also function as training centre for Angolan citizens interested in becoming specialised in maintenance of equipment used to build road, rail and diamond infrastructures, as well as agricultural and energy facilities.

Oliveira said that rooms had been built for training an Angolan workforce.

He added that a second building was under construction to house a canteen, social room, medical office and dormitory for 30 people, with work due to be concluded in March 2009.

Cimertex, an Angolan-owned company, has doubled its turnover each year in Angola, and expects to end 2008 with turnover of US$100 million.

The company, which imports Japanese, Finnish and Spanish machinery, was set up in Angolan 15 years ago and is focused on the sale, distribution and maintenance of machinery to remove earth, cargo, generate electricity and equipment for making gravel and laying foundations. (macauhub)