An investment of more than US$50 million made by Angolan beverage company Refriango in the construction of the first phase of a factory to make Tigra beer has made it possible to replace 60 million liters of annual imports, said the company’s chairman.
Estevão Daniel also told Angolan news agency Angop that this project will help to attract others in related areas such as packaging raw materials for the production of the beverages and technical services.
“The beverage sector, due to the development already noted in Angola, opens up opportunities for integration in the value chain, and is thus of high strategic interest in terms of economic diversification,” he said.
The chairman of Refriango also said that expansion of the new plant, with an additional investment of about US$32 million, will triple initial beer production capacity.
Refriango specializes in the production and distribution of juices, soft drinks, water, energy drinks and alcoholic beverages, and has a portfolio of 15 brands, some of which are market leaders in their segments, such as soda brand Blue, water brand Pura, juice brands Nutr and Tutti and Welwitschia tonic water.
The company owns one of the largest factories in Africa, with an annual production capacity 1.9 billion litres with 24 filling lines for all types of packaging. (macauhub)