Angolan dairy company invests to increase production

16 February 2016

Angolan dairy company Lactiangol will invest 304 million kwanzas (US$1.9 million) in modernisation and expansion of its production capacity under a contract recently signed with the Technical Unit for Private Investment (UTIP).

The contract, signed by the Director-General of the UTIP, Norberto Garcia, and the president of Lactiangol, José César Macedo, will allow the company to improve technological efficiency and logistics, to increase production capacity and the resources used to collect milk as well as carry out a refurbishment without stopping the production line.

With this investment, according to a statement from the UTIP, Lactiangol has annual production capacity of more than 7 million litres of UHT milk, 10 million solid yoghurt units, as well as yoghurt drinks by the glass, butter, chocolate milk, juice, blocks of cheese, condensed milk and dairy desserts.

Macedo, after acknowledging that some of the company’s equipment is outdated and urgently in need of replacement, said this investment would allow the company to operate two milk production lines, increasing production from 6,500 litres to 13,000 per hour.

Lactiangol was inaugurated in 1994 and currently has about 250 employees, including administrative, technical staff and specialists. (macauhub/AO)