Bruno Santos, business director of the company, revealed that the construction of the new facilities started in 2018, having been completed in October last year. He also admitted that with these new facilities CarpinAngola will be able to compete more adequately in the market as well as increase its capacity to perfect and manufacture new products.
The responsible, in statements to the Market, also made known that the new unit will allow the company to invest in increasing the workforce: the number of workers should increase from 122 to 182, which represents a total of 60 new job openings, compared to previous years.
The company, present in the national market for about a decade, also wants to invest in the training of workers. According to Bruno Santos, CarpinAngola believes that employees are fundamental for the development of the sector, but admits that this training will be one of the biggest challenges they will have to face due to the lack of specialized human resources.
"The public-private investment must continue, because only in this way the companies can survive," he considered.
About the covid-19 pandemic, which affected companies in various sectors, the business director indicated that the company continued to work normally, allowing jobs to be maintained. CarpinAngola "continued to be consulted and elected to carry out several projects related to the carpentry and furniture sector", he indicated.
Bruno Santos also stressed that only with "accuracy and quality" in the work done is that companies can "survive, and these are the premises by which CarpinAngola is governed.
Admitting that the difficulty in accessing foreign exchange and the dependence on importing raw materials still condition the company's activity, Bruno Santos revealed that CarpinAngola tries to get around this problem by using, whenever possible, domestic raw materials: "The raw materials that are used in the production of carpentry and furniture articles come from various sources. In the case of solid wood, we essentially use national wood. We resort to imports when projects require them".
On the other hand, wood derivatives and iron fittings have to be bought abroad, because there are no manufacturers of these types of materials in the country. Paints and varnishes, on the other hand, are bought locally, he said.
The company is dedicated to the production of doors, closets, kitchens, furniture, among others. "All these items, besides being built with solid wood or wood derivatives, are finished with lacquer or varnish. We also have our own line of school furniture, developed by our teams, and this is an article of excellence of CarpinAngola", he added.