Two production units of aeronautical components were inaugurated Tuesday in Nouaceur, by the Minister of Industry, Trade, Green Economy and Digital, Moulay Hafid Elalamy. It is a new production unit of the Moroccan company of study and manufacture of aeronautical tools (EFOA) – group “We are”, installed at the Aéropôle of Casablanca, and the site of Tacaero Morocco (group Tecalemit Aerospace), located in the Midparc industrial zone.
Covering an area of 2,350 m², the EFOA unit – group “We are”, which mobilized an investment of 50 million dirhams (MDH) with the creation of 55 direct jobs, is specialized in tools and the manufacture of basic boiler parts and aeronautical subassemblies. The creation of this site, which has just strengthened the production capacity of the Moroccan aviation industry, follows the signing, on October 24, 2018 at the “Marrakech Air Show”, of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Office National Airport Authority (ONDA) and EFOA. In the case of Tacaero Morocco, its activity consists in manufacturing pipe fittings and making cable ramps.
Through this new site, Tecalemit Aerospace aims to better support its customers like the Safran group and to conquer new markets, thanks to the proximity created with players such as Boeing and Bombardier.In Morocco, Tacaero has a turnover of 1.2 million euros in 2019 and invests 14 MDH in machinery. “These two plants are very specific and sophisticated in the fields of precision parts manufacturing in the aeronautics, surface treatment and paint industries, which are highly sought-after sectors around the world,” said Elalamy during the ceremony. inauguration, marked by the presence of the Wali of the region of Casablanca-Settat, governor of the Casablanca Prefecture, Said Ahmidouch, and the Governor of Nouaceur, Abdellah Chater.
On this occasion, the Minister noted that the aeronautical sector is developing, welcoming the growth of the highest quality job in this sector by 70% to 17,000 positions since the launch of the Industrial Acceleration Plan. (PAI) in 2014.Clarifying that the turnover (CA) export has an average annual improvement of more than 20%, Elalamy has estimated that this sector should pull up the entire Moroccan industry. The Moroccan aviation industry currently has 140 companies. It achieves a turnover of 17 billion dirhams (MMDH), an integration rate of 34%, and a growth of more than 20% per year, four times more than the world average and five times the GDP growth.