Turkish automotive supplier Martur Fompak International inaugurated an industrial unit in Tanger Automotive City, located in the Tanger Med industrial platform, in the presence of the Minister of Industry and Trade, Ryad Mezzour.
Built on 38,487 m² of land, this plant, whose construction was supported by the Ministry of Industry as part of the Renault ecosystem, required an investment of more than 340 million dirhams and will the creation of 1,150 jobs.
Specialized in the production of interior equipment (blankets, headrests, armrests, etc.) and car seats, this factory, using the latest technologies in the field, aims to meet the growing needs of car manufacturers established in Morocco, mainly Renault.
Mr. Mezzour stressed that “Despite an unfavorable global context, Morocco confirms, once again, the excellence and resilience of its automotive platform and is now establishing itself as the undisputed continental leader”, noting that Morocco retains its position as the leading car manufacturer in Africa since 2018 and that the national automotive sector remains at the top of the country’s exports.
For his part, the vice-president of Martur Fompak International, Omer Altun, welcomed the support offered by the Moroccan authorities, noting that this factory will allow the group to strengthen its position on the local market, but also to export to markets. cars in Europe from the end of this year.
This ceremony took place in the presence of the governor of the province of Fahs-Anjra, Abdelkhalek Marzouki, the Turkish ambassador to Morocco, Ahmet Aydin Dogan, the DG of the Agency for the promotion and development of the North (APDN), Mounir El Bouyoussfi, representatives of the Tanger Med Special Agency (TMSA) and local economic actors.
With 250 companies, the national automotive industry, with an annual installed production capacity of 700,000 vehicles per year and with a local integration rate of more than 60%, has created 180,761 jobs from 2014 to September 2021.