Emanha, a company focused on exploration and production of ornamental stone in recent years has invested more than US$20 million on retrofitting factories, quarries and infrastructure recovery, said the managing director of the Angolan company.
Henrique Carriço told Angolan news agency Angop that the investment made in the three provinces where the company operates also sought to expand capacity to meet demand for its products.
Emanha currently has three quarries located in Huila, Namibe and Benguela, with annual production of 100,000 cubic metres of granite that supply its own factories, whose finished products are marketed in Angolan.
The company processes Negro Angola, Grey Caraculo, Lucira Rose and Rose granite and intends introduce Rose Huila granite to the market, a product that is relatively new and is quarried in the commune of Huila, in Lubango municipality.
In Benguela province the company quarries limestone and white marble deposits in Namibe, which is then sent in blocks to the Lubango factory for processing.
Initially Emanha’s main markets were European and Asian countries but, following the international crisis and lower prices, it decided to focus on the Angolan market “especially as the country is in a rebuilding phase.”
Emanha started granite quarrying and processing in 2002, in Huila province. (macauhub/AO)