Alstom, a manufacturer which operates in rail transport markets worldwide, has announced it will construct a second rail plant in Morocco which will make driving cabs for regional and underground railway trains
Alstom Morocco has only recently announced the expansion of its plant in Fez which, in 2021, was also boosted with the construction of a second production line. The Fez site provides electrical wiring and Mitrac transformers.
The new site, which will be constructed through a significant investment from the company, will make driving cabs and is in-keeping with the group’s commitment to developing the Moroccan rail ecosystem and building local rail expertise. It is expected that the new investment will create around 200 direct jobs between now and 2025.
Mehdi Sahel, managing director of Alstom Morocco, commented, “We are extremely proud to be building a new industrial site. This is a prime example of our strategy to design and develop a local ecosystem. I would like to thank all the teams for the remarkable job they have done over the last few months to make these projects a reality.”
Mama Sougoufara, managing director of Alstom MENAT, added, “We are once again demonstrating our commitment to building a rail industrial base in Morocco; the Alstom Group has now decided to take its investments in Morocco a step further by creating a second site in Fez, to manufacture cabs for regional and underground railway trains. Thanks to the transfer of unique technology from our international sites we will be able to create a Moroccan rail centre with world-class expertise. We are an established local player and we have confidence in the future of Morocco.”