Clover Angola, official distributor of the South African dairy brand, plans to increase the country's existing stock this year, from 380 to 400 tonnes/month. According to statements made by the company's managing director, Alexandre Stigert, to the Market, this increase is due to the high demand for the products in the country.
The storage is located in an area of 1600 square meters, which will be able to support the increase in the stock of merchandise, coming from South Africa.
In terms of sales, at least 260 tonnes reach consumers monthly, representing 30 percent of the brand's product portfolio.
Distribution is done with its own vehicles, reaching Luanda, Cabinda, Benguela, Huíla and other provinces. These locations employ more than 200 workers, between distribution and marketing.
The most sought after products in the territory are margarine, olive oil, cream, cream, juice, cheese and especially milk. The company also carries out wholesale distribution.
During this year, the official said, five new distribution vehicles for fresh and more sensitive products such as cheese, margarine, yogurt and other dairy products should arrive in the country.
To the Market, the official justified the choice to bet on Angolan territory, taking into account the stability of the national currency and the country's strengths and opportunities for industrial development. "Whoever looks at Angola sees great natural potential", says Alexandre Stigert.
Taking into account the good moment of the company in Angola, Clover intends to continue the local production project in the country, interrupted due to the covid-19 pandemic. Still without advancing figures, the director general said that a production unit will be installed in Viana, in an area of 28 thousand square meters. The factory must meet the needs of the entire national territory.
Since 2001, the company has invested in an annual investment of around 4/5 million dollars.
Present in Angola for 13 years, Clover was founded in South Africa more than 130 years ago, specializing in the manufacture of dairy products and derivatives. It recently opened the largest food industrial park on the African continent in Durban, South Africa.