Motherson, a global specialised automotive component manufacturing company for OEMs, has opened a new facility in Tanger Med Industrial Platform, Morocco.
Inaugurated by V C Sehgal, Chairman, Motherson, the new facility is a part of Motherson’s Modules and Polymer Products division and will produce interior modules and components like instrument panels and door panels for passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles. It replaces Motherson’s existing Tétouan site which was established in 2010, the company said in a media release.
The new 15,000 square-metre facility, (which is double the size of the existing facility) will employ 300 people at peak production whose highly skilled capabilities will focus on plastic injection moulding and further state-of-the art processes such as high-precision robot-aided milling, plastic welding, and airbag integration solutions. The improved proximity to the customer will help in saving transportation costs and the expanded capacity will allow Motherson to provide more employment and growth opportunities in Tangier, the release said.
Motherson’s expansion plans in Tangier include the establishment of in-house capabilities for high quality soft-touch surfaces for automotive interior parts based on modern polymer-based finishes. Motherson’s ongoing operations in the region strengthen the company’s global position as a leading automotive solutions provider and a trusted long-time partner to its customers by contributing to their future production needs and growth, the release added.
Mr. V C Sehgal, Chairman, Motherson states, “Morocco is a very strategic location for Motherson due its proximity to Europe and the Middle East. This new facility will help us in serving our existing as well as new customers better in these regions. We highly appreciate the continuous support of the Moroccan government and Tanger Med teams to accelerate investment in Tangier. We are committed to continuing our efforts to support the automotive sector in this region to enable it to reach its full potential”.