Morocco’s aerospace industry is booming. With an annual growth rate of over 15 percent, it is a significant driving force behind the nation’s economy. This encouraging development is also fueling demand for local material suppliers and service providers. "This is a trend we identified early on, and we will be commissioning our highly modern materials processing and logistics center in Casablanca before the end of the year, so that we can supply our local customers with the required materials and services," explains Patrick Marous, CEO thyssenkrupp Aerospace. "It is not only the French aviation industry that is investing in Morocco and we are pleased to be able to show our presence there for our customers from France and to further expand our global partnerships there as well", said Eric Cornilleau, Managing Director thyssenkrupp Aerospace France.
On around 3,500 m² (warehouse, production hall and offices) located in Ouled Salah area, between Casablanca downtown and the airport, up to 20 new jobs will be created to address customer wishes and requirements. Besides the storage of materials such as aluminum, steel and copper in various shapes and alloys, the center will also process materials. Modern machinery cuts the materials precisely to customer specifications for just-in-time delivery to the customer´s facilities.
"We took a close look at the region, and the new location represents an important step in our strategic development," comments Joachim Limberg, CEO of Materials Services, who adds: "Seeking customer proximity, determining individual requirements and developing tailored supply-chain solutions, these are among our core capabilities, making us the ideal partner for the sector. With our innovative solutions we ensure that our customers can concentrate even more closely on their own core business."
thyssenkrupp Aerospace is a worldwide leading provider of materials, supply-chain solutions and metal processing services for the aerospace sector. The company has a global network of 44 locations and over 1,800 employees in more than 20 countries.
About thyssenkrupp Materials Services
With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The wide-ranging capabilities offered by the materials experts enable customers to concentrate more on their individual core business and span two strategic areas: global materials distribution as a one-stop shop – from steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals and specialty materials to plastics and raw materials – and tailored services in the areas of materials management and supply chain management. An extensive omnichannel architecture offers 250,000 customers worldwide round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services. A high-performance logistics system ensures that all deliveries are integrated smoothly into customer production processes on a just-in-time or just-in-sequence basis.
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