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Morocco’s auto sector boosts economy

10 Apr 2019 | Dave Leggett

Morocco’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has said the North African country has reached nearly 81 percent of its goal in the Industrial Acceleration Plan (IAP) to boost jobs and that job creation has been strongest in Morocco's burgeoning automotive sector.


Varroc Lighting opens Morocco facility

8 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

Varroc Lighting Systems has opened a greenfield 17,000-square metre facility in Tangier, Morocco.


GAZ in partner with Africa Motors commence sale of LCVs in Morocco

6 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

GAZ, a manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Russia, together with Africa Motors (Auto Hall Group), a new distribution partner of GAZ, have started selling a range of commercial vehicles GAZelle Next in Morocco.


Ficosa opens new production centre in Morocco

21 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Ficosa has established itself in Africa for the first time, opening a new production centre in Rabat (in the Technopolis free zone), Morocco.


New Nexteer Morocco plant to aid South Europe capacity

1 Mar 2018 | Simon Warburton

Nexteer says its new EPS facility in Morocco will allow it to add to its South-West European capacity as the supplier looks to expand.


Gestamp enters Africa with Morocco JV

7 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Gestamp has inked a joint venture with components manufacturer, Tuyauto, marking the Spanish supplier's first entry into Africa.


Varroc to start Morocco production facility

14 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

Varroc Lighting Systems is establishing a manufacturing and product development base in Morocco.


Major Morocco OEM/supplier deal to create 11,500 new jobs

12 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

Morocco has inked a huge raft of automotive deals with international OEMS and suppliers worth around US$1.5bn and creating more than 11,500 jobs.


BYD invests in Morocco

11 Dec 2017 | Dave Leggett

BYD is investing in Morocco and has announced an MoU for the supply of a 'range of renewable energy solutions to the country leading by the company’s innovative straddle monorail system, the SkyRail; and to explore the possibility of localised production'.


Magneti Marelli plans shock absorber plant in Morocco

27 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Morocco's minister of industry, investment, trade and the digital economy, Moulay Hafid Elallamy, minister of economics and finance, Mohamed Boussaid and Magneti Marelli CEO Pietro Gorlier have signed an agreement to build an auto parts plant in the country which initially will make shock absorbers.



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