Sharp Corp interested in opening factory in Angola

18 August 2009

Luanda, Angola, 18 Aug – Japanese group Sharp Corp plans to set up a factory in Angola, the group’s director for Malaysia, Yukio Sakamoto said at the group’s first seminar in Angola and in Africa, cited by Angolan newspaper Jornal de Angola.

Although he gave no schedule, Sakamoto said that the group would open an office in Angola to speed up and open the way to creating a factory in order to turn Angola into a base to export to other countries.

The company has a project to install solar panels for electricity production and Sharp’s sales director, John Donoujh said that this was an important sector on which to focus.

“We can set up solar panels in schools, universities and hospitals as these are places in which a lack of electricity is a problem, particularly in hospitals,” he said.

As well as the traditional white goods sector, Sharp Corp plans to enter a new business segment in Angola, offering solutions for companies by producing office supplies, including computers, scanners, photocopiers and multi-purpose colour and black and white printers.

Sharp’s first seminar in Angola and Africa aimed to show the market the new products that Sharp launched at the end of last year. (macauhub)