On March 21st, a new manufacturing facility for Hexcel, an advanced composites manufacturer, was opened in the MidParc Free Trade Zone in Casablanca, Morocco.
In a new facility valued at US$20 million, Hexcel will convert light-weight cellular materials into core engineering components, reinforce structures and reduce weight in aerospace applications, including the structure of aircraft engine nacelles and helicopter blades. By 2020, the facility is expected to employ more than 200 employees.
Nick Stanage, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Hexcel, said: "We are very excited to be with our customers at MidParc, including Airbus, Boeing, Safran and Bombardier. ) Become a 'neighbor'. This facility is critical to our success and guarantees our additional growth with our airline customers in Morocco and around the world."
Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy said: "With the launch of the Industrial Acceleration Program, the aerospace sector is developing its potential in export operations and local integration. The company is a 'composite' ecosystem. Drive strength and its business will certainly encourage other structural investments in the region