Dulceria Nacional invests $45 million in a confectionery factory in LuandaJun 2022
Luanda, May 30- Arcor Group, the largest food company in Argentina with a 70-year history, and Webcor, an agro-industrial company operating in Angola for more than 30 years, have partnered to build the largest chocolate, confectionery and cookies factory in the country.
With an investment of $45 million, Dulceria, located at Viana’s Industrial Complex in Luanda and extending over more than 11,500 m2, is a world-class production facility with state-of-the-art equipment to maintain the same quality standards of iconic brands such as Bon o Bon, Sambapito, Serranitas, Triunfo and Maná, among others, which were imported to date.
With a team of currently more than 150 employees, supported by qualified and experienced technicians and operators from Argentina, Brazil and Italy, the total number will reach 500 people once all production lines are working at full capacity.
Dulceria already produces the famous Bon o Bon chocolate with a capacity of 3,700 tons per year. Soon, it will start producing cookies with a capacity of 7,000 tons, as well as sweets with a capacity of 5,000 tons per year.
With this, Dulceria Nacional will supply the Angolan market and, in a second phase, other sub-Saharan markets such as South Africa, Mozambique, Congo, Namibia, Zambia and Botswana.
"This partnership will contribute to the diversification and growth of the economy, direct and indirect job creation, the development of the Angolan market through the manufacturing of brands with a long history and the inclusion of products adapted to the preferences and needs of local consumers", said Fernando Di Giusto, General Manager of Dulceria Nacional.
Dulceria Nacional is a partnership between Arcor Group, a leading Argentinian multinational company with a history of over 70 years that specializes in three business divisions: Consumer Products Goods (Food, Chocolates, Cookies, Confectionery, Ice-Creams, and Functional Food Products), Agribusiness and Packaging, and Webcor Group, a company with a diversified portfolio of businesses specializing in the sourcing, farming, production and distribution of food and products for mass consumption, and with a strong presence in the Angolan market.