Speaking to the market, the official explained that the company that operates in the field of transformation of ornamental stones has created new product alternatives "for the transformation concept" as they work "from the mine to the final work".
He explained that "12 years ago marble was exported to Portugal as a raw material and returned as a finished product, but today it is transformed, made to measure for the consumer".
Victor Teixeira also explained that the company, present in the country for 15 years, was conceived by Marfilpe Portugal with a view to supporting the transformation of local raw materials: "15 years ago the country was an emerging market and there was a need for Portuguese companies above all, Marfilpe created a subsidiary in Angola to solve some problems that existed in the transaction of products that left Portugal for Luanda".
"With the creation of Marfilpe Angola, we were able to produce more and better serve our customers," he added, quoted by Mercado.
The director general of Marfilpe also mentioned that the company's biggest obstacle is related to the acquisition of raw material, thus conditioning the work.
According to the Market, the raw material is dependent on the national market via Rokafric as well as other extraction entities.
Regarding the equipment, the official made it known that they originate from Portugal and China, adding that they have machines that they are "installing cutting" and that he intends to "also install a polishing machine" that they do not yet have.
It should be noted that the company owns two quarries in Portugal (moleanos vidraço e ataíja) and one in Namibe (marble), through a majority stake in Rokafric.
It employs 16 people – 15 nationals and one expatriate – and also has transformation infrastructures in Angola and Portugal, equipped with cutting-edge technology.