MOROCCO – Morocco’s Minister of Industry, Trade, Green Economy and Digital, Moulay Hafid Elalamy has inaugurated two aircraft-part production plants Nouaceur, Casablanca.
One of the production plants is a new addition to the Moroccan study and manufacture of aeronautical tools (EFOA) – group “We are”, at Casablanca’s Aeropole.
The second plant belongs to Tacaero Morocco (group Tecalemit Aerospace), located in the Midparc Casablanca Free Zone.
Covering an area of 2,350 m², the EFOA plant was constructed at a cost of US$5.2 million (MAD 50 million) and will manufacture basic boiler parts and aeronautical subassemblies. It is expected to creat 55 direct jobs.
The creation of this site strengthens the production capacity of the Moroccan aviation industry and follows the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Airport Authority (ONDA) and EFOA.
Tacaero Morocco, on the other hand, is specialized in manufacturing pipe fittings and making cable ramps.
Through this new site, Tecalemit Aerospace aims to better support its customers and to conquer new markets, thanks to the proximity created with players such as Boeing and Bombardier.
In Morocco, Tacaero had a turnover of US$1.34 million (MAD 12.84 million) in 2019 and is reported to have invested about US$1.46 million (MAD 14 Million) in machinery.
“These two plants are very specific and sophisticated in the fields of precision parts manufacturing in the aerospace, surface treatment, and paint industries, which are highly sought-after sectors around the world,” Elalamy said during the inauguration ceremonies.
The Minister noted that the aeronautical sector is developing, pointing out that the sector provided 17,000 new jobs since the launch of the Industrial Acceleration Plan in 2014.
He further noted that aviation industry with a turnover (CA) export that has an average annual improvement of more than 20%, was a key driver of Morocco’s economy.
The Moroccan aviation industry accounts for 140 companies and its turnover stood at US$1.77 billion (MAD 17 billion), with an integration rate of 34%, and a growth of more than 20% per year.