Although no date has yet been set, the factory is almost ready to start, in the coming weeks, the production of sambapitos, sweets and chewing gum.
With an investment of over 15 billion kwanzas, this unit is capable of producing 6700 tons annually and around 15 tons per shift per day.
Among the company's plans for the first two years is the creation of new jobs: the factory wants to create 350 jobs, both indirect and direct, with almost all (90 percent) corresponding to national jobs.
In addition, the unit also intends to ensure employee training.
Raquel Capitão, responsible for Marketing and Sales at the plant, considered that "well-prepared professionals, with an aspirational leadership and a fair assessment framework and working conditions, make way for people who are more relevant to the company, to the business, to themselves and for their families and therefore for the country".
She added that people "framed in the spirit of mission, committed, proud and happy with what they deliver" are needed, adding that "people have to be an integral part of this dream as a whole".
It should be noted that the future project was visited this Wednesday by the Minister of Economy and Planning, Mário Augusto Caetano João, who was accompanied by the administration of the ZEE, AIPEX and Inapem, where the factory facilities, offices and , as well as the brands – which should be launched soon and will play an active role among young people from an educational, pedagogical and social responsibility perspective.
Candy Factory Angola is not the first to start the industry, but it is the only one to develop and manufacture 100 percent national brands.