Cement producer in Angola expects construction to increase from 2020

11 October 2019

The Kwanza Sul Cement Factory (FCKS) will increase production to 70% of installed capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per year from 2020, compared with current production of 450,000 tonnes or 30% of capacity, said the company’s director of human resources and administration.

Joaquim Manuel, speaking to the Angop news agency on the second day of the 4th edition of Expoindustria, which is taking place in the Luanda/Bengo Special Economic Zone (ZEE), said that the decision to increase production is intended to meet the forecast of increased consumption of cement from next year.

He said that the continued drop in production is due to the reduction and shutdown of several construction projects in the country, as a result of the economic crisis that the country has been experiencing since 2014.

FCKS, a company incorporated on 25 April 2003 in the city of Sumbe, Kwanza Sul province, has the main construction groups operating in Angola as its clients, including Portugal’s Mota-Engil, Brazil’s Odebrecht and China’s CITIC, as well as various government entities.

The company also has a clinker production facility with a capacity of 4,200 tonnes per day or about 1 million tonnes per year, with raw materials, clay, limestone and sand sourced locally.

Expoindústria, with over 300 exhibitors, is a partnership between the Ministry of Industry and Eventos Arena and has the participation of Angolan companies from various sectors.  (Macauhub)