Antonio J. Silva Transportes e Logistica (AJS), has broken ground on its first trailer and flatbed manufacturing facility in Angola’s Viana industrial zone.

The new facility is expected to produce 25 trailers and flatbeds a month once production begins in September.

“We are beginning to fulfill the promise of creating a diversified company with a focus on a number of different businesses,” explains AJS CEO, Luis Silva. “We are leveraging 40 years of expertise in transportation to focus on an immediate need in the industry: availability of dependable, well-made equipment. By building in Angola, we are considerably reducing the costs of importing these items, and are optimising the transport industry in Angola.”

While AJS will be utilising some of the trailers for its own business, it also expects to see considerable demand for its manufactured products, with primary customers being Angola-based transport companies.

“We are seeing tremendous interest from all quarters in the output of this new factory and are pleased to be launching this enterprise at this crucial juncture for Angola’s economy. We remain dedicated to creating new ideas and revenue streams,” he says.