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Tangiers: Automotive suppliers follow one another

The inauguration of two units of equipment supplier Valeo last Friday is just the tip of the iceberg. According to Fouad Brini, chairman of the supervisory board of the TangerMed Special Agency, 15 other projects dedicated to the automobile sector are currently underway in the area.

Their entry into service will be before the end of the year, “the never-seen”, comments the latter. These units represent the equivalent of 300,000 m² of industrial floor with the creation of 4,300 jobs.

Among these companies that set up in the industrial zones launched and managed by the TangerMed group include names known to the general public as Valeo, but also others who work on behalf of these large groups. To cite only the example of Valeo, five of its suppliers launched their installation in turn in Morocco to follow this tier 1 automotive supplier.

Among those who settle, we can also mention Turkish companies such as Orhan or Martur Fompack. The latter works in the automotive foam sector and is known for being one of the world’s leading producers of car seats. He settles in a building at the TAC on 20,000 m². The planned investment is around MAD 110 million with the creation of 695 jobs.

Another ongoing project is that of Mebant Perla, a Romanian subcontractor specializing in automotive insulation foam processing since 1985. He, too, has just started the construction of his site at the TAC, with a investment of MAD 77 million for the first phase of his project, according to the TangerMed group.

Mebant Perla, whose products will be destined for Renault and the equipment manufacturers installed in free zone, settles on a site of 15.000 m² while employing close to 100 people in term. Another name, better known, is TI Automotive which launches a unit for the supply of fuel systems for an investment of MAD 176 million, on a surface of 17,000 m² and which will eventually employ nearly 267 people.

Another large number to have recently started building his unit is Mitsui Kinzoku Act. Specialist in door locking systems, he launches over 20,000 m² the first unit of his group in the African continent with a global investment of MAD 137 million. This industrial site will employ nearly 100 people during its initial phase to eventually reach 300 employees.

One of the last to be installed is the German Prettl, who inaugurated his first unit at the TAC a few weeks ago. The cable specialist has invested MAD 130 million for his Tangier unit with 400 jobs created. The company counts in the next 12 months bringing the number of jobs to 600.

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