The major lines of operation of Imovias are civil construction, facilities management, and maintenance; however, we never discount other interesting opportunities that might arise in other sectors of activity. When it comes to civil construction, we have completed many different projects. For example, we have extensive expertise in terms of social work projects such as schools, clinics, health offices, water distribution systems and structuring projects mostly developed by the government. We have also done some roads—although that is not our major activity—and other civil industrial works. In the oil and gas industry, we did a great deal of civil construction works that ranged from simple facility maintenance and repair works to building a new industrial base in Cabinda for the oil and gas industry. For other private clients, we have been involved in differentiated projects like offices, warehouses, houses, showrooms and other types of buildings or infrastructures. We have been here since 2007, and we always operate the company by thinking about the long term.
CEO, Vertical Construção
Construction as our primary business, to which we add engineering and architecture. We also have an international company from which we import some of our building materials. We are particularly strong in the real estate sector, where we develop customized projects for restaurants, residences, and hotels, as well as our products that we usually use in the projects we build. 2022 was positive, and we are building a university that promises to bring considerable value. It will have a student body 2,500, we want to complete the project in 2023. We also have other projects in the residential construction area and are developing a building in the city of Benguela and a further three in Luanda. We are a consolidated company, and have been active in the market for over 15 years, and the professional pedigree of our employees makes us a reliable partner for our clients. Moving forward, we need to develop a diverse industrial base be it for iron, plastic, or small tools, and we must also develop the construction in tandem.
MSTR was established at a particularly busy time for Angola, and we secured many projects. As time went by, we also wanted to improve our type of construction, that is, the way we build, and to open up our range of construction. Today, we engage in everything from earth moving to total road construction, and concrete and bituminous construction, which also helps us build roads. We have a unit dedicated to prefabricated concrete materials. We also have a carpentry shop and aggregates production. The latter, besides helping in our construction, we also sell to the public from our quarry. In other words, anyone can come to our quarry and buy our construction materials. All the companies that require construction work in Bié end up becoming our clients. We can provide support as a subcontractor, as we often do, and we also supply the materials for the projects. We always seek to improve our quality processes. To this end, we have our own laboratory for quality control of our materials, completely certified in all equipment.
We are focused on pursuing a large volume of work regarding metallic structures for industry. We are currently working on metal bridges with a Portuguese partner in Angola, which is assisting us with security, calculations, and other studies. Fortunately, we have many partners in Angola. Our first client here was retail company Casa dos Frescos. Later, we worked with Refriango, Viana Park, and Sicasa, among many others. We have spent the last few years investing locally in infrastructure, hiring people, and expanding our facilities. Afriperfil’s approach differs from other companies. When crises have struck, while our competitors and other companies left, we did the opposite. We invested in our facilities, and purchased equipment and substantial stock. We also invested in advancing our people. Our business is operated by Angolans who were trained right here at Afriperfil.