Angolan beer company União de Cervejas de Angola (Cuca), owned by Grupo Castel, signed an agreement in Luanda to export Cuca beer to Mozambique, with Mozambican company Moz Bebidas Lda. as part of the brand’s export and internationalisation programme.
According to Angolan state news agency Angop, the managing director of Grupo Castel, Philippe Frederic said that in the first phase only two containers of canned Cuca beer, valued at US$50,000, will be exported.
Frederic said that Cuca is already exported to countries such as the United States of America, Portugal, as well as Angola’s neighbouring markets such as Namibia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.
Moz Bebidas chief executive Severin Tchogna Njamen said he hoped the number would increase to 100 containers in order to contribute to the growth and diversification of the two countries’ economies.
The annual production of the Cuca factory is estimated at more than 1.08 million hectolitres of beer.
The factories of Grupo Castel in Angola are Cuca (in Luanda), Nocal (in Luanda), Eka (in Kwanza Norte, in Dondo), Cobeje (Luanda), Nocebo (Hambo), Cerbab and Soba (in Benguela, in Catumbela).
In February 2002, the first canned Cuca beer filling line was installed, which was modernised in 2007 and 2008.
Angola has annual beer production of 10.3 million hectoliters. (macauhub)