The American company Collins Aerospace, which specializes in the manufacture of aeronautical equipment, will develop its supply ecosystem in Morocco. Thus, a memorandum of understanding has been signed for this purpose between the management and the ministry in charge of industry.
Concluded on the sidelines of the Farnborough Air Show, which takes place from July 18 to 22, the agreement is part of the development of aeronautical locomotive projects aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of the sector.
According to the document, the Collins ecosystem will be structured around suppliers and a local sourcing platform. Ultimately, it should generate 800 jobs as well as a cumulative turnover of one billion dollars by 2032.
Speaking on the occasion, Ryad Mezzour indicated that “the birth of this new ecosystem of actors carried by this world giant of the sector will contribute in particular to the transfer of know-how to local operators, to the creation of jobs for young people and Morocco’s efforts to keep up with global trends towards sustainable production.”
As a reminder, Collins Aerospace has been present in Morocco since 2011 through its subsidiary Ratier Figeac Maroc, which specializes in the production of mechanical sub-assemblies for cockpit and cabin equipment.