Production at granite processing factory in Angola nears installed capacity

5 August 2013

The industrial granite processing unit owned by Coreangol and located in the Nzeto municipality of Angola’s Zaire province, in the last six months has reached production of 80 percent of installed capacity, a company official said.

Miguel Manuel, head of regional services at Coreangol, a company owned by both South Korean and Angolan investors, told Angolan news agency Angop that, as a result of recent investments, the unit has capacity to produce over 35,000 square metres of tiles.

The factory started operating in January of this year and processes granite into polished tiles and other products, in black, green and pink, from the ornamental rocks quarried at the same location.

The industrial unit, in which an initial US$3 million were invested, in the next few days will have a second production line to allow the company to start manufacturing other products such as kerbstones and polished marble and granite for headstones.

Manuel noted that the provinces of Zaire, Bengo, Benguela, Cuanza Norte, Kwanza Sul and Luanda were the main markets for the factory’s products. The factory currently has 150,000 cubic metres of products in its warehouse for immediate delivery. (macauhub)