Angola: Angolan metal works expects to produce sheet metal roofing this year

22 April 2009

Luanda, Angola, 22 April – Angolan metal working company Metang expects to produce sheet metal roofing by the end of this year in order to meet market demand for this product, the company’s financial director, Mputo Pembele Samuel.

Speaking Tuesday to Angolan news agency Angop, Samuel said that the idea was one of the company’s priorities for this year ´, which was dependent, however, on acquiring the necessary machinery in the second half of the year.

Metang only produces galvanised zinc sheets and pre-painted sheets, and receives several requests for sheet roofing every day.

“Normally the raw materials (sheets of steel) come from South Africa, but we also import from Thailand, China and India,” said Samuel, noting that Metanga’s main customers were construction companies and retailers.

Metang currently produces 6,000 tonnes of sheeting per year and works with two machines, with the acquisition of a third to produce sheet metal roofing, it expects to increase its average yearly production to 6,000 tonnes.

Sheet metal roofing is not much used in Angola, but has lately been used for roofing houses mainly in Asia and America due to its low cost and health aspects, as well as being resistant to corrosion.

Founded in 1972, Metang is a state company that is managed by the Industry Ministry, and is focused on producing galvanised and lacquered items such as sheeting, flashing and guttering. (macauhub)