Dairy company Lacticínios de Angola invests to increase production

20 May 2014

Angolan dairy company Lacticínios de Angola (Lactiangol) plans to invest US$14.3 million to redesign its production lines this year in as a way of increasing production and ensuring better quality of its milk products, the company’s chief executive said Monday.

José César Macedo told Angolan news agency Angop that the project would increase milk production, which in 2013 totalled 4.4 million litres, as well as 10 million yoghurts, and allow the company to increase the 1.6 billion kwanzas (US$36.8 million) of turnover posted in 2013.

Another line will be added to the two current milk processing lines, which currently produce 6,300 litres per hour, allowing production to increase to 13,000 litres per hour by 2015.

The company also plans to increase yoghurt production from 7,500 units to 12,500 units per hour, butter production from 1,500 tons per day to 3,500 ton and on all the lines ensure greater product quality. All new equipment has been ordered from factories in Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, the United States and Brazil.

Lactiangol, which opened in March 1994, currently ahs two milk production lines, the same number of yoghurt lines, one for set yoghurt and another for liquid yoghurt, two butter production lines and a juice production line. (macauhub/AO)