TE Connectivity has opened its first manufacturing facility in Morocco’s Tangier Free Trade Zone
The facility will specialise in the assembly of new cables, while additionally focusing on the production of automotive applications. The range of products will cater to the needs of automotive sector customers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
TE Connectivity’s facility in Morocco indicates the company’s strategy to be part of Morocco’s automotive ecosystem. The Moroccan Ministry of Industry, along with the Tangier Mediterranean Special Agency (TMSA), helped set up the factory in the Tangier Free Trade Zone and operations began in less than a year.
Morocco’s minister of industry, trade, investment and digital economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy said, “We are pleased to welcome TE to the region and look forward to further expanding our strategic partnership. TE’s investments are in line with the objectives set by the Industrial Acceleration Plan. These investments are an important step for the development of the automotive industry in Morocco. They will generate new jobs, and foster both a greater integration of the sector and the replacement of imports. They will also create opportunities for local partners and suppliers.”
In addition to direct ministerial support, the Tangier-Med industrial platform is supporting the expansion of the automotive ecosystem in Tangier. TE could benefit from Morocco’s infrastructure, educated workforce and business mindset, according to Mehdi Tazi, director for TMSA Industrial Platforms.