Juice maker sets up in MozambiqueThis article was originally published in Foodnews
PORTUGUESE juice company Sumol & Compal will start producing fruit juices and nectars in Mozambique in March. According to a statement from the company, reported by AllAfrica.com, Sumol & Compal has signed a contract “to purchase an industrial installation on the outskirts of Maputo plus assorted equipment in order to produce our brands locally”. At present, its drinks are imported into Mozambique, but are considerably more expensive than the South African fruit juices that currently dominate the market. Local production will make the juices cheaper and more competitive. A subsidiary, Sumol Compal Mocambique, has been set up. This is 90% owned by the Portuguese group. In the first year of its activities in Maputo, it plans to invest EUR8.0 million (USD10.4 million). The company also hopes to export its products to other members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).