Induve has a long, rich heritage, starting with CUF group of Portugal in 1957 as an edible oil refinery, using its byproducts in the production of animal feed and soap. During the long civil war, which began in 1975 after Angola’s independence from Portugal, the agricultural industry severely deteriorated and Angola's industrial sector started operating at a fraction of prewar levels. Since then Angola has been heavily dependent on commercial imports. Despite such difficulties of the industrial sector, Induve continued to remain active.

At the end of the war in 2002, Angola opened its doors to foreign investment giving New African Frontiers SA (NAF) an opportunity to become part of Angola’s campaign against hunger and poverty. NAF made a series of investments to prepare Induve for this new era of development transforming the factory into a state-of-the-art facility with the latest machinery and technology.