Angolan subsidiary of Swiss group plans to start manufacturing in Angola in 2013

30 November 2012

Sika Angola, a subsidiary of Sika Portugal – Produtos Construção Indústria, controlled by Swiss group Sika, plans to manufacture its own products in 2013 in order to improve what it offers to the market and the quality of its services, the company’s managing director told Portuguese weekly newspaper Sol.

The company manufactures chemicals for use in construction and industry and its most popular product in Angola is a type of mortar used to seal machinery, bridge struts and cranes, as well as to anchor metal and concrete parts, as well as pre-fabricated parts, amongst other things.

Walter Tschopp also told the newspaper that the company would increase its commercial presence in Angola by adding to both its facilities and staff, with a view to providing a faster service that is better suited to local needs.

According to Tschopp, Sika Angola already accounts for 10 percent of turnover of the Portuguese company, but gave no figures.

The company has been in Angola since 2009 and its main customers are Angolan construction and public works companies as well as large Portuguese and Brazilian construction contractors operating in the country. (macauhub)