SABMiller group plans to increase beer production in Angola

20 August 2010

Luanda, Angola, 20 Aug – The SABMiller group plans to increase production capacity at its N’gola factory in Angola from 820,000 to 1.3 million hectolitres as of February 2011, the sales manager for the southern region, Paulo Rodrigues said Thursday in Lubango.

Speaking to Angolan news agency Angop about the group’s participation in Expo/Huíla, Rodrigues also said that Coca-Cola production would increase by setting up a new bottling line to cover the needs of the market in the southern region, as well as creation of a system to collect disposable drinks packaging to prevent environmental pollution.

According to Rodrigues, SABMiller put a disposable N’gola beer bottle on the market in order reach channels and sectors that had so far been difficult to access such as supermarkets, where people go without taking containers to buy the product.

The SABMiller miller manages Coca-Cola Bottling Angola (north, central and southern regions) and N’gola.

The group expects to open two more factories at the end of the year, one for soft drinks and another for beer in the Funda area of Cacuaco municipality, in Luanda, which are currently operating on an experimental basis.

This is the 24th edition of Expo/Huíla, an event set up to promote the production potential of the southern region, although this year it is being attended by businesspeople from Portugal, Italy, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, south Africa, China and Germany. (macauhub)