Angola’s Refriango opens new $10m beer bottling line

Refriango, a leading drinks manufacturer and FMCG distributor in Angola, has opened a new $10m filling line for its Tigra beer brand. The new line will allow Refriango to fill returnable bottles and will increase filling capacity by 35%.

Refriango manufactures a range of 16 brands which including a cider, wine, carbonates, energy drinks, fruit juice and bottled water. Its new line will increase its filling capacity by 35%. Refriango launched Tigra in April 2016 and by 2017 its brewery produced 60m liters of beer annually. That year Refriango decided to invest $38.7m to triple production capacity for the Tigra brand.

Overall, Reefriango, has a production capacity of 1.9bn litres per year. It has over 24 filling lines for all types of packaging, and manufactures 150 SKUs.

Last week the Angolan government approved the privatization of the CIF Lowendo Brewery. The government has also sold its stake in the Cuca, N’gola and EKA breweries (owned by Companhia União de Cervejas de Angola) to Groupe Castel BIH, part of the French drinks giant Castel.