The Modules and Polymer Products division of the Motherson Group has opened a new factory in Morocco to produce interior modules and components such as dashboards and door panels for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
The new facility was inaugurated by VC Sehgal, President of Motherson, in the presence of representatives of the Moroccan government and administration, the Tanger Med group and key players in the automotive industry.
Motherson’s newest new facility in Morocco will replace its existing Tetouan site which was established in 2010. The new facility spread over 15,000 square meters (twice the size of the existing facility) will employ 300 people at peak production facilities whose highly skilled capabilities will focus on plastic injection molding and other advanced processes such as high precision robotic milling, plastic welding and airbag integration solutions.
The company says the facility will provide greater proximity to customers, which will help reduce transportation costs, and that the increased capacity will enable it to provide more employment and growth opportunities in Tangier.
Expansion plans for Motherson in Tangier include establishing in-house capabilities for high-quality soft-touch surfaces for automotive interior parts based on modern polymer-based finishes. Its ongoing successful operations in the region will help further strengthen its global position as a leading automotive solutions provider and long-time trusted partner of its customers by contributing to their future production needs and growth.
VC Sehgal, President of Motherson, said: “Morocco is a very strategic location for Motherson due to its proximity to Europe and the Middle East. This new facility will help us better serve our existing customers as well as our new customers in these regions. We highly appreciate the continued support of the Moroccan government and Tanger Med teams to accelerate investments in Tangier. We are committed to continuing our efforts to support the automotive sector in this region to enable it to reach its full potential.