Angolan ornamental rock company to diversify production in Huila province

11 June 2010

Gambos, Angola, 11 June – Angolan ornamentall rock company Rodang plans, by the end of the year, to increase marron granite production from 300 to 500 cubic metres per month in order to meet demand in the local and international markets, the company’s managing director said Thursday.

Marcelo Siko told Angolan news agency Angop that, following the international financial crisis, Italian, Spanish, American and Indian buyers had started demanding a higher quality product and the company, along with applying more modern extraction methods, had started diversifying beyond black granite.

“We are now quarrying granite of other colours, such as rose and marron, which is much appreciated by our customers,” Siko said.

The managing director of Rodang, a company that is headquarterd in Gambos municipality, in Huila province, added that as well as normal business activities, the company had been receiving proposals from business owners from China and other Asian countries to set up partnerships.

Rodang currently processes over 6,000 cubic metres of granite in an area of 200 hectares and plans to increase its yearly production to 8,000 cubic metres per year and carry out prospecting in other areas of Gambos municipality.

The company, which was established two years ago, invested US$3.5 million in its launch and has 65 workers.

Gambos municipality is 167 kilometres south of the city of Lubango. (macauhub)