Angolan group invests in bottling of mineral water

5 February 2010

Luanda, Angola, 5 Feb – Angolan group Mostratus plans to produce 100 million litres of “Cristalina” mineral water this year in Angola, which is annual growth of 80 percent, the company’s legal and administrative director João Pinto told newspaper O País.

Mostratus invested over US$10 million in the first phase of the project. The bottling factory is located in Bengo, some 50 kilometres from Luanda on an area of 23 hectares and provides 48 people with direct jobs.

The new industrial unit has the latest machinery including equipment to transform receptacles, with a processing capacity of 3,000 bottles per hour, a filling area, with capacity of 6,000 litres per hour and other machinery to stamp sell- and use-by dates.

All the raw materials, except for the mineral water itself, are imported from Portugal.

Cristalina branded water has been on the Angolan market for three months and is distributed in seven provinces: Luanda, Benguela, Huambo, Kwanza Sul, Huíla, Malanje and Lunda Sul.

As well as the factory, the group is involved in other businesses such as import, export and construction and Pinto said that “we have other businesses alongside this, but currently we are more focused on industry.” (macauhub)