Angolan glass company Vidrul – Vidreira of Angola, will invest US$60 million in expanding production capacity at its plant.

The investment will be used on the installation of two new furnaces to ensure full glass supply in the country.

Carlos Martins, Managing Director of Vidrul, said the plant currently produces 60,000 tons of glass, “and it is imperative to begin to produce more so that it can satisfy customers and have in stock about 10% of production.”

Vidrul is the leading glass container supplier for the Angolan beverage industry, exporting some production to several African countries, including Senegal, Madagascar, Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Guinea, Gabon, Burkina Faso and Congo Brazzaville.

Part of the raw materials for Vidrul’s production, more than 70%, comes from bottles collected at rubbish dumps, an activity that occupies a significant number of people in several Angolan cities.