Morocco’s aerospace industry is booming. With an annual growth rate of over 15%, it is a significant driving force behind the nation’s economy. This encouraging development is also fuelling demand for local material suppliers and service providers.
“This is a trend we identified early on, and we will be commissioning our highly modern materials processing and logistics centre in Casablanca before the end of the year, so that we can supply our local customers with the required materials and services,” explained Patrick Marous, CEO thyssenkrupp Aerospace. Eric Cornilleau, managing director, thyssenkrupp Aerospace France added: “It is not only the French aviation industry that is investing in Morocco and we are pleased to be able to show our presence there for our customers from France and to further expand our global partnerships there as well.” On around 3,500m² (warehouse, production hall and offices) located in Ouled Salah area, between Casablanca downtown and the airport, up to 20 new jobs will be created to address customer wishes and requirements. Besides the storage of materials such as aluminium, steel and copper in various shapes and alloys, the centre will also process materials. Modern machinery cuts the materials precisely to customer specifications for just-in-time delivery to the customer’s facilities.
“We took a close look at the region, and the new location represents an important step in our strategic development,” commented Joachim Limberg, CEO of Materials Services. “Seeking customer proximity, determining individual requirements and developing tailored supply-chain solutions, these are among our core capabilities, making us the ideal partner for the sector. With our innovative solutions we ensure that our customers can concentrate even more closely on their own core business.”