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Firm invests in second plant

28th July 2023

     

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Integrated urban solutions provider Alstom is driving the expansion of the rail industry in Morocco by investing Dh160-million to construct a second rail plant, which will make driving cabs for regional and underground railway trains.

This investment will aid in the creation of 200 direct jobs between now and 2025.

Alstom Morocco announced the expansion of its plant in Fez in 2020, and a year later the construction of a second production line.

This second plant will be devoted to making driving cabs and is fully in keeping with the group’s commitment to develop the Moroccan rail ecosystem and build local rail expertise.

“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 [. . . ] to make these projects a reality,” says Alstom Morocco MD Mehdi Sahel.

Alstom Maroc, the Alstom site in Fez, has invested Dh320-million since 2019 to grow its industrial operations, resulting in the delivery of 25 international projects. A total of 1 200 jobs will be created in the rail sector by 2025, as a result of this investment.

“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,” says Alstom Middle East, Northern Africa and Turkey MD Mama Sougoufara.

He adds: “Through the transfer of unique technology from our international sites, we will be able to create a Moroccan rail centre with world-class expertise.”

Edited by Nadine James
Features Deputy Editor

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