The deactivation of the first filling line of Angolan beermaker EKA – Empresa Angolana de Cervejas due to the obsolete state of the equipment, which occurred last June, led to production dropping by 50.9% to 27,000 litres per hour, said the company’s managing director Marc Mayer.
Mayer said that the board of directors had chosen to keep only the second production line operational, which has a maximum capacity of 35,000 litres per hour, as it has lower costs and always has raw materials available from the market. .
Mayer also told the Angop news agency that the replacement of the first line requires an estimated investment of 200 million kwanzas (US$545,000), “which is slow to be executed because the company is experiencing a financial situation that requires consideration in order to avoid possible disruptions to the business portfolio.”
EKA, which is part of French-owned group Castel Angola, is located in Cambambe municipality, Kwanza Norte province, where it produces beer from water, malt, unmalted cereals such as corn and rice, and hops. (Macauhub)