Speaking to the newspaper Mercado, the official clarified that the implementation of these two new lines will generate new jobs, as it will force the company to have to employ another 150 people, which will add to the 1,200 (including 50 expatriates) that already exist.
Among the main objectives of the company's commitment to these two new lines - dedicated to the manufacture of sodium hypochlorite and solid soap and which increase the company's total lines to seven - is the growth of solid soap production, since Basel the prospect of achieving an increase in the production of this product in the order of 500 percent this year, said Ricardo Costa.
The growth in bar soap production will also have positive effects on revenue, allowing the company to be independent from the outside and, consequently, help to put aside the import of raw material, considered the official, quoted by the Market.
In addition, the official also said that although the business is sustainable, the company also faces some obstacles, including unfair competition. "There are products of poor quality that exist precisely to harm the consumer and prices on the market", explained the official, adding that "at this time we are having less difficulties than in the past", but that they had many difficulties, "mainly to maintain the company's structure without suspending workers and always guaranteeing the best price for the products".
Cited by the Market, Ricardo Costa also mentioned that, in order to ensure production, within the framework of Prodesi, the company used bank credit to import tools from Europe, namely Germany and Italy. He added that the raw material comes from China, Turkey, Jordan, Spain, Russia and Italy.
He also spoke about exports, having revealed that in the first three months of the year they exported to countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.
Located in the Luanda-Bengo Special Economic Zone, Basel produces the brands Madar, Ultra, AMA and Glória, being able to manufacture 15,700 tons of detergents annually.