Rabat – The German thyssenkrupp Aerospace company has announced the commissioning of a materials processing and logistics center in Casablanca by the end of 2018.The aim of the center is to supply the company’s “local customers with the required materials and services,” said Patrick Marous, thyssenkrupp Aerospace CEO.ThyssenKrupp Aerospace is a branch of thyssenkrupp’s materials services. The aerospace company made a prior announcement in February that it would open a new sales and production site near Casablanca in the summer of 2018.Read also: Morocco’s Aeronautics Industry: 10 Years of Growth“Morocco’s aerospace industry is booming. With an annual growth rate of over 15 percent, it is a significant driving force behind the nation’s economy. This encouraging development is also fueling demand for local material suppliers and service providers.” wrote the company.Morocco boasts of several economic free zones which provide an important platform for Morocco’s growing aeronautics sector. These include Casablanca’s Aeropole Nouaceur and Midparc free zones in addition to zones with aerospace facilities in Tangier; Kenitra, north of Rabat; Oujda, in northeast Morocco; and Sale, near Rabat.Read also: Morocco’s Thriving Aeronautic Industry Attracts International InterestThyssenkrupp’s center is situated in Ouled Salah, near Casablanca’s Mohamed V Airport, and covers an area of 3,500 square meters including a warehouse, production hall, and offices. It is expected to generate 20 job positions.The new location will process and store materials such as aluminum, steel, and copper.Eric Cornilleau, managing director of thyssenkrupp Aerospace France, said, “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.”Joachim Limberg, Materials Services CEO, said that thyssenkrupp has closely examined the region and believes the new center is “an important step in [their] strategic development.”He continued, “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.”Read also: Morocco Invites Diaspora Experts from Canada to Develop AeronauticsThyssenkrupp Aerospace is an international “provider of materials, supply-chain solutions and metal processing services” for the aerospace industry.The company has over 1,800 employees with a network of 44 locations in more than 20 countries.
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