Corporate Profile

Amer-Con Corporation is an international construction and trading company with family business origins dating back more than 50 years. The group has specialized in general international commerce and the manufacturing of pre-engineered building systems. Five decades of experience has resulted in the trading of goods and the execution of construction projects in more than 30 countries throughout the world.


Our group has been active in Angola for the past 30 years. From 1979 to 1988, our Construction Division was responsible for pre-engineered and general construction performed for GULF/CHEVRON, in Malongo (Province of Cabinda). This involved the supply and turn-key erection of most existing buildings presently in Malongo as well as maintaining a crew of approximately 60 men, primarily from the United States, which served to provide general construction services. During this time period, we also supplied a variety of miscellaneous products for CHEVRON to satisfy periodic emergency requirements.


Founded in 1988, Amer-Con pioneered and assumed a lead role in promoting commercial relations with the country of Angola resulting in twenty-three years of experience in the export and marketing of a variety of commodities, industrial products and consumer goods. Amer-Con specializes in the supply of a wide range of products, equipment and services for various industries.


Amer-Con was a founding member of the US / Angola Chamber of Commerce, as well as a Director of the Board and a member of the Advisory Council.


Our ability to extend international procurement and logistics services offers start-to-finish procurement, from purchasing, to export preparation, shipment, importation, and delivery to the final destination. Our network of suppliers of major items and logistics secure the lowest available pricing.


Amer-Con takes pride in being recognized for its excellent customer service, highly competitive prices and value-added solutions. The Company is dedicated to helping its customers practice high quality services and improving their profitability. Having specialized in emerging markets for so many years provides a unique understanding of local business practices and customs which becomes an asset to organizations wishing to align themselves with Amer-Con.


The following is a partial list of clients we have provided products and services over our 30 years in Angola:


  • Cabinda Gulf (CHEVRON) – Turn-key construction of residential / commercial structures in Malongo, as well as general civil works.
  • Schlumberger – Turn-key construction of commercial buildings in Malongo
  • Provincial Government of Cabinda – Turn-key residential construction, supply of large quantities of bulk food stuffs, supply and installation of communication systems
  • Ministry of Defense – Traditional supplier of large quantities of foodstuffs
  • Ministry of Interior – Supply of vehicles and accessories
  • Ministry of Transport – Supply and delivery for public transit vehicles and systems,   Maintenance Facilities, and Commercial Passenger / Vehicle Vessels
  • Ministry of Agriculture – Supply and delivery directly to provinces of agricultural tools, seeds, and other supplies to assist in harvests
  • Ministry of Health – varied supply of generic pharmaceuticals, consumable hospital supplies and medical devices
  • Ministry of Industry – supply of large quantities of wheat flour, and assistance with the rebuilding of milling / wheat flour reduction industry in Angola
  • FAS (Fundo de Apoio Social) – Supply, delivery and training for use of construction equipment
  • LNG Project in Soyo - Supply and delivery of a large amount of Equipment and Spare Parts to several sub-contractors, including a wide spectrum of emergency requirements
  • SONANGOL EP and SONANGOL P&P - In the process of negotiating supply of various oil & gas related products and services.
  • As in recent years, the Private Sector in Angola has grown and is gaining a presence, we have successfully participated in varied transactions with several private entities in various industries


Specific details of the many transactions may be provided, as needed.

Amer-Con’s sourcing capabilities are worldwide, beginning with the U.S., and spanning the globe to areas such as the Americas (South & Central), Europe, the Far East, Australia, and most recently South Korea, where we have formed a company that will represent a number of the very large South Korean conglomerates in various industries.

On the services side, Amer-Con aligns itself with top professionals in respective industries, whenever a service falls outside our core expertise.


Trade and Project Finance

Understanding the importance of assisting our clients with the arrangement of financing for projects and trade operations, Amer-Con has worked closely with major international financial institutions to support our clients, primarily in the public sector.

We have also acquired experience with ECA’s (Export Credit Agencies) from several countries, such as U.S. Ex-Im Bank and others, to provide credit-worthy entities with short, mid and long term financing of products and projects.



Products and Services

Throughout all the years of experience in emerging markets, and playing the Solution Provider role, we have acquired experience in various industries, and a wide range of products and services. The following is a partial list of the products and services we have provided:


  • Pre-Engineered Building Systems – Manufacturing Complexes for Housing and Commercial Developments Turn-Key
  • Construction Materials
  • Heavy Construction Equipment & Spare Parts
  • Mining Equipment & Spare Parts
  • Power Generation Equipment and Systems
  • Water Treatment Systems
  • Equipment and Supplies For Oil Refineries
  • Transportation Equipment such as Public Transit Buses, Mini Buses (New or Secondary Markets), Trucks, etc. Sources primarily from the U.S. and South Korea
  • Commercial Passenger / Vehicle Vessels
  • Railway Equipment And Services, In Representation Of Electro Motive Diesel (EMD), Now Part Of Caterpillar
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Ambulances
  • Medical Supplies and Pharmaceuticals
  • Safety Products
  • Agricultural Tools and Equipment
  • Wide Spectrum Of Foodstuffs - Bulk And Packaged From Worldwide Sources


Amer-Con’s Mission

To provide our world-wide customers with high quality products and services, according to their requirements, at competitive prices with reliability and care; thereby assuring mutual success. Our goal is to always be the Solution Provider, fulfilling all needs for our customers.


The NUCHIM Foundation

Recognizing poverty and lack of services to the less privileged in most of the territories that we cover, we decided to form a not-for-profit and charitable organization, the NUCHIM Foundation which was incorporated in the State of Florida under the number N06000009906. Our Foundation’s mission is to “Bring Hope and Comfort to the Needy”. The foundation was also formed in honor of Jose Nuchim Rapaport, father and inspiration of the Amer-Con partners and families. It was also seen to be very fitting for this purpose as the translation of the word “Nuchim” is comfort.



Brief Background of Amer-Con Corporation Directors

Amer-Con Corporation was formed in 1988, Carlos, Guillermo, Richard and Robert Rapaport, all of whom have been directors of the company since its inception. Henry Rapaport joined the company as a director in 1990. The five constitute the Amer-Con Board of Directors to present date of September 6, 2007.

The following is a brief background of the five directors:


Carlos Rapaport, President, has over twenty-five years of experience in International Trade and has traveled extensively in his career to promote and generate business in developing countries. His efforts have been very instrumental in the lobbying for good relations between the U.S. and Angola. He has been responsible for developing and securing financing for a broad range of exports to developing countries through his extensive work with first class world banks including Investec, World Bank, Citibank, Bankers Trust, Standard Chartered and Morgan Guaranty. As a result of his solid export experience he has been able to develop strong relationships with many key figures especially within the Angolan region. Carlos is a founding member of the U.S. - Angola Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the Board of Directors and Advisory Council to the Chamber. Aside from being President, he is an integral part of the Business Development team at Amer-Con. Prior to Amer-Con between 1979 and 1988, Carlos was Vice-President of DICOA CORPORATION, an international trading entity with extensive experience in Latin America.


Guillermo Rapaport, Senior Vice-President, has over twenty-five years of experience in the international business arena, primarily in the areas of Construction and General Trade & Commerce. His international experience began as part of a team responsible for developing innovative pre-engineered building systems by PANELFAB INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, which were marketed and installed in over 60 countries around the world. The projects were very often turn-key including the systems, and the supply and installation of all materials. Since 1979, when entering Angola to supply and build the compound for CHEVRON OVERSEAS PETROLEUM, his activities have ranged from directing of construction projects to the marketing and installation of communications and automation systems. He is also very involved in the U.S. - Angola Chamber of Commerce, where AMER-CON is on the Advisory Council. He has been responsible for establishing of regional offices and operations for AMER-CON in the SADC countries of Africa and is now primarily devoted to Business Development at AMER-CON.


Richard Rapaport, Vice-President Finance, has over twenty-five years of experience in international trade, primarily in the areas of general trade and commerce. He is involved in many aspects of negotiations from proposals and financing of products / services to the sourcing, shipping and processing of documentary letters of credit or other finance vehicles. He has managed the financial operations behind large transactions inclusive of sales of large volumes of agricultural, medical and construction-related goods and services to Angola and other neighboring countries. Prior to AMER-CON, Richard was also Vice-President of DICOA CORPORATION, with primary focus being Latin America.


Robert Rapaport, Vice-President Logistics, has over 25 years of international experience and has worked in many areas for the company including client relations, sales and marketing, logistics, purchasing and construction management. He is presently responsible for the implementation of AMER-CON’s logistics systems which are applied in all AMER-CON transactions using his Construction Management background. This entails domestic and international logistics from the beginning to the end of all transactions. Prior to Amer-Con, Robert was an integral part of the Construction Management team at PANELFAB INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION.


Henry Rapaport, Vice-President & CFO, is a Certified Public Accountant who has been with the company since 1990. Prior to then, he worked for over 7 years with COOPERS & LYBRAND. During this period, he managed all phases of client engagements in industries including banking, retail, communication, service, manufacturing, real estate and others. He now handles all the accounting and financial responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer of AMER-CON.





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