Antonio J. Silva Transportes e Logistica (AJS), Angola’s leading full-service solutions and Logistics Company for the transportation industry, has recently announced that it has broken ground on its first trailer and flatbed manufacturing facility, according to a press statement.
Located in Viana’s Industrial Zone, the new factory is scheduled to begin production in September 2016. The factory will produce trailers, as well as flatbeds including large flatbeds for moving heavy machinery.
The new facility is expected to produce 25 Trailers and Flatbeds per month.
Luis Silva, CEO/Managing Director of AJS said: “We are beginning to fulfil the promise of creating a diversified company with a focus on a number of different businesses.
We are leveraging our 40-year expertise in transportation to focus on an immediate need in the industry: availability of dependable, well-made equipment. By building here in Angola, we considerably reduce the costs of importing these items, thus further optimizing the transportation industry in Angola.”
While AJS will be utilizing some of the trucks for its own business, it also expects to see considerable demand for its manufactured products. The primary customers for the trailers and flatbeds produced at the factory will be Angolan-based transportation companies
Silva continued: “We are seeing tremendous interest from all quarters in the output of this new factory. Additionally, we are very pleased to be launching this enterprise at this crucial juncture for Angola’s economy and we remain dedicated to creating new ideas and revenue streams and continuing to grow.”
AJS, founded in 1975, is Angola’s full-service solutions company for the transportation industry throughout the supply chain, supporting the country’s economy by providing integrated logistical services, transport of goods, stock control, storage, and door-to-door transportation.
The company has a fleet of more than 200 vehicles and an extensive number of contracts for its all-encompassing services such as with the dam of Capanda; Catoca Mining Society; Cuango; and Chitotolo. AJS is headquartered in the thriving Angola town of Viana, a suburb of Luanda.