Repsol and Ravago plan to build the largest plant of polypropylene (PP) compounds for the automotive sector in Morocco. It will be installed in the free zone of Tangier and will be operational from 2023.
The plant will have a production capacity of 18,500 tons per year to meet local customer demand, Repsol said in a statement, adding that this new plant will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology and will be supplied with base resins produced in Spain.
In Morocco, PP compounds will be used in the production of door and engine panels, bumpers, lighting and heating systems, etc. As part of the agreement with Ravago, Repsol will market most of the products from the new plant in Morocco under its Repsol Isplen and Repsol Impacto brands. As for Ravago, it will manufacture compounds of polyamide (PA), polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (PC-ABS) and polybutene polyamide terephthalate (PBT), also intended for the automotive sector.
With this factory in Morocco, Repsol will improve its service offer in terms of the supply of specific materials for the manufacture of the parts necessary for the assembly of models in the factories of Tangier, Kenitra and Casablanca. The project will be carried out under the sponsorship of the Moroccan Ministry of Industry and with the support of car manufacturers based in the kingdom, such as the Renault group and Stellantis (Peugeot).