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Alwihda Info | Par Loretta Mock - 1 Avril 2016

New facility expected to produce 25 Trailers and Flatbeds per month

VIANA, ANGOLA, MARCH 31, 2016 - Antonio J. Silva Transportes e Logistica (AJS), Angola’s leading full-service solutions and logistics company for the transportation industry, has announced that it has broken ground on its first trailer and flatbed manufacturing facility. 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.

Luis Silva, CEO/Managing Director of AJS said: “We are beginning to fulfill 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.”

About Antonio J. Silva LDA Transportes E Logistica (AJS)
Founded in 1975, Antonio J. Silva Lda Transportes Logistica (AJS) is Angola’s number one 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. Antonio J. Silva and his wife started the company with just with one truck for their vegetables and beer production business in Agola’s Cacauco district, and now AJS 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. Today, the Company is run by the Silva’s second-generation of entrepreneurs with Antonio J. Silva’s son, Luis Silva, at the helm as CEO/Managing Director, leading AJS into a future of expansion within and outside of the Angola region in the transportation industry and with charitable giving. Presently, AJS is headquartered in the thriving Angola town of Viana, a suburb of Luanda. To learn more about AJS, visit the Company’s website at .
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