The Moroccan manufacturing plant, with a reported US$8.1 million (MAD 73 million) investment, expanded its surface area by additional 5,300 square meters, nearly doubling the original size of the plant.
The investment will create 100 new jobs, as well as generate an additional turnover of US$14.2 million (MAD 128.4 million) for the company.
Specialized in the production of precision metal parts for the automotive, electrical and electronic sectors, Clayens NP Morocco inaugurated this extension, in the presence of the Minister of Industry, Trade and the Green and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy.
In a statement on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony, the Minister indicated that this unit is a true model in several ways, noting that it is a latest generation 4.0 factory which produces very high-quality parts.
The group explains that the extension of its factory will generate additional turnover of 120 million dirhams and 100 jobs, thereby bringing the entire workforce to 550 jobs.
In detail, the investment made consisted in the installation of new equipment equipped with cutting-edge technologies aimed at improving and optimizing manufacturing processes, as part of the process of digitizing the plant with the aim of make “a factory 4.0”.
It will create around one hundred high value-added jobs and increase the group’s local production capacity, which currently has nearly 1,400 automotive parts in Moroccan automotive ecosystems (engines and transmission, automotive wiring, Vehicle interior & seats and metal/stamping).
Clayens NP Morocco notes that this extension also meets the decarbonisation objective initiated by the group four years ago in order to reduce, by 2023, its carbon footprint through the use of solar energy.
Note that the Clayens NP plant in Morocco is the one that concentrates the most technologies within the group, and which stands out as one of the most efficient in its network of operators around the world.
“In Morocco, we are able to manufacture complex parts with the best global competitiveness. You should know that the integration rate in India is 92%. In Morocco, it is 60%, but we have a major competitive advantage, which is know-how and human resources,” explained Moulay Hafid Elalamy.
Through its factory in Morocco, Clayens NP has succeeded in developing global, innovative and quality solutions intended for its customers thanks to Moroccan skills and to the optimal use of the various technologies implemented.
This installation also reinforces the kingdom’s positioning as a competitive platform for the production and export of equipment and motor vehicles on a global scale, welcomed the Minister. As a reminder, the Clayens NP group has been present in Morocco since 2003 through its subsidiary NP Morocco.
It specializes in the production of various parts, including electronic lock mechanisms, connectors for motor pumps, LED signage for heavy goods vehicles, headrest levers, cable harnesses and heating systems.