Glass company Vidrul is Angola’s best exporting company, Deloitte says

28 November 2016

Glass company Vidreira of Angola (Vidrul) stood out this year as the best exporter in the country, in the first ever annual assessment for this category at the “Sirius” awards by the Deloitte consultancy announced on Thursday in Luanda.

Vidrul is the leading company in glass production in Angola, supplying the largest companies and major global brands operating in the country and exports about 25% of its production to 14 countries, including Mali, Togo, Senegal, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Republic Democratic of Congo and Burkina Faso.

The “Best Export Company” category also included Agrolider, a company in the agro-industrial sector and Angostone, a granite quarrying company from Huila, according to Angolan news agency Angop.

The “Best Foreign Direct Investment” was awarded to Nampak BEVCAN Angola, a subsidiary of South African group BEVCAN, which spent more than US$100 million on recovery of the second production line of the former Angolan can company Angolata, improving its production to 5,000 cans per minute.

The sixth edition of the Sirius prizes gave Imogestin manager, Rui Cruz, the award for “Best Manager of the Year,” businesswoman Elizabeth Dias dos Santos, of the Diside Group, was chosen as “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Biocom for the “Best Social Responsibility Programme,” and the Zahara Group for the “Best Human Capital Development Programme.”

Banco Comercial do Huambo (BCH) and Banco Fomento Angola (BFA) shared the award for “Best Company of the Year in the Financial Sector,” Banco Angolano de Investimentos (BAI) was recognised as having the “Best Report and Accounts in the Financial Sector,” Griner was chosen as having “the Best Report and Accounts for the Non-Financial Sector” and soft drinks company Refriango received the prize for “Best non-Financial Sector Company.”(macauhub)