Power management company, Eaton, today inaugurates its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the Casablanca Midparc Free Zone. The event, organized at the new facility, was attended by Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy; Revathi Advaithi, Chief Operating Officer, Electrical Sector, Eaton; and Hamid Benbrahim El Andaloussi, CEO of Midparc SA and the Morocco Aerospace Industries Association (GIMAS).
The Eaton facility in Midparc has required an investment of $12 million and is located on an area of 13,587 square meters, including an 10,100 square meter manufacturing facility. This demonstrates that Morocco is strategically positioned to be a key manufacturing location that can serve customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With established and fast transportation links within Morocco and across the region, the site is ideally located to provide a rapid response and lead times to customers in the region.
Eaton’s Morocco Plant Operations (MPO) is the newest addition to the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) manufacturing footprint and has consolidated the company’s manufacturing and support assets in Morocco, including Berrechid Technologies’ (Btec) factory in Casablanca and the Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) training facility for West Africa.
« We invested in Morocco because of its skilled workforce, the stability of its economy and the proximity to our key European and African customers. There is also a strong correlation between our objective of increasing local procurement and the National Pact for Industrial Emergence of the Moroccan Government, which helps foster a growing ecosystem of local suppliers and partners that will be essential to ensure the long term viability of our manufacturing operations in the country, » Eaton’s Revathi Advaithi said.
« The establishment of our operations in Midparc would not have been successful without the extensive support of many institutions. We are grateful to the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, the local administrations and authorities, the developers and architects, as well as the talent development partners, who have all made this possible, » added Advaithi.
As for the Minister, Moulay Hafid Elalamy welcomed the start of operations at the new site of the world’s leader in electrical and hydraulic components and systems, emphasizing that « Morocco is proud to host a production site of a company that is in the top 20 of the energy storage system manufacturers in the world. » « Its startup will help develop local value chains and strengthen the dynamics of ecosystems by building a robust supplier base; the project is fully aligned with the guiding principles of our industrial strategy » he added.
Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.