The Angolan factory of Portugal’s Sumol+Compal group is set to begin production of non-alcoholic beverages, namely juices, early in the third quarter, an official group source told the Portuguese newspaper Diário Económico.
The source specified that when Sumol+Compal Angola begins the project’s second phase, with soft drink production starting in the first half of 2016, the unit will count 180 direct jobs.
“The unit at Bom Jesus on the outskirts of Luanda will begin producing Compal brand juices early in the third quarter. Production of the Sumol brand will only start after other equipment is installed,” said the source cited by the newspaper.
The non-alcoholic beverage producer indicated it had attained sales of 166.4 million euros in the first half-year, up 20.7 percent year-on-year, with profits quadrupling to 4.2 million euros. (Macauhub/AO/PT)