Alstom to build second Morocco plant

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French train manufacturer Alstom has announced plans to invest €15m (160 million Moroccan dirham) in building a new production line at its factory in Fez, Morocco.

The Fez plant currently makes electrical wiring and Mitrac transformers. It employs 850 people, of whom 56% are women.

Alstom said the second production line will make cabs for regional and underground trains, and create 200 direct jobs between now and 2025.

Mama Sougoufara, Alstom’s regional managing director, said: “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.”

Alstom employs 950 staff in Morocco and has previously worked on installation, signalling, and delivery of train stock for use in Rabat, Casablanca, and trains for a high-speed rail link between Casablanca and Tangier.

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