Angolan beer Cuca begins internationalisation process in Sao Tome and Principe

12 May 2014

The first two containers of cans of Cuca beer, produced at the Sociedade de Bebidas de Angola factory in Catumbela, in Angola’s Benguela province, are due to be shipped in the next two weeks to Sao Tome and Principe, the outgoing factory director, Stephanno Cossito said Friday.

During the inauguration of the factory’s new beer filling line, Cossito said that the two containers shipped from Angola on or around 15 May were the “first adventure” in the process of internationalisation of the Cuca brand.

The director of the factory, who is due to stand down from his position, noted that an investment of US$33 million by French group Castel in the factory was allowing it to increase production by around 60 percent and improve the quality of the product.

“With this new line the factory has an installed capacity of 77 million litres of beer per year and to respond to current and future needs of the region of Benguela and its neighbouring provinces,” he said.

The Castel group entered the Angolan market in 200 and decided to build a factory in Benguela province, specifically in Catumbela as it was close to a river, a time when all beer factories, with the exception of the Lubango beer factory (N’gola) ere located in the country’s capital, Luanda. (macauhub/AO/ST)