The Chinese group Citic Dicastal has announced the construction of a third factory in Morocco, specializing in the casting and machining of aluminum chassis components.
With an overall investment of 1.8 billion dirhams, the “Dika Morroco Castings – DMC” project will be carried out within the Atlantic Free Zone in Kenitra and provides for a production capacity of 10 million units, which will allow the creation of 766 qualified direct jobs.
Spread over an area of 20,000 m² in a plot of 12 hectares, this project will provide Morocco, in six months, with its first production plant for cast aluminum components for powertrains and chassis.
The new industrial unit is said to be state-of-the-art and part of a sustainable development approach, according to the group, adding that it will be powered by green electricity generated from renewable energies present in Morocco.
As a reminder, the Citic Dicastal group inaugurated two aluminum rim manufacturing plants on June 26, 2019 and December 20, 2020. This rim project, which required an investment of 3.5 billion dirhams, enabled the creation of 1 200 jobs for an annual capacity of 6 million rims. The first “Made in Morocco” aluminum rim was produced in record time in April 2019, in just 7 months.