The latest factory of Cervejas de Moçambique (CdM), the biggest beermaker in Mozambique and a subsidiary of AB InBev, headquartered in Belgium, on Tuesday began the first production tests, the company’s managing director said.
Construction of the factory began in December 2018 on a plot of 71 hectares located in the district of Marracuene, Maputo province, with an announced investment of US$180 million.
The managing director Pedro Cruz said in a statement that the new manufacturing unit has “modern production, packaging and filling technologies, designed to ensure excellence in the quality of the beers along with maintenance and environmental sustainability.”
With this new venture, CdM now has four factories in the country, specifically in the City of Maputo (south), Beira (centre), Nampula (north) and now in Marracuene (south), with modern production technologies and renewable energies.
The company’s previous large investment in the expansion of its production capacity was in 2010 when it built the Nampula factory at a cost of around US$65 million.
CdM was founded 23 years ago following the privatisation in 1995 of Sociedade Geral de Cervejas e Refrigerantes de Moçambique (Sogere).