Motherson inaugurates new interior modules plant in Morocco
Part of Motherson’s Modules & Polymer Products division, it will produce interior modules and components like instrument panels and door panels for PVs and LCVs.
Tier 1 component major Motherson's chairman VC Sehgal today inaugurated a new plant in Tanger Med Industrial Platform, Morocco. The inauguration ceremony was attended by representatives from the Moroccan government and administration, Tanger Med Group, and the key players from the automotive industry.
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. This is Motherson’s latest facility in Morocco, replacing the existing Tetouan site set up in 2010.
The new 15,000 square-metre facility, which is twice 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.
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 successful operations in the region strengthens 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.
V C Sehgal: “Morocco is a very strategic location for Motherson due to its proximity to Europe and the Middle East."
V C Sehgal, Chairman, Motherson said, “Morocco is a very strategic location for Motherson due to its proximity to Europe and the Middle East. This new facility will help us in serving our existing as well 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.”
Motherson's global footprint
Samvardhana Motherson International (SAMIL) is one of the world’s leading specialised automotive component manufacturing companies for OEMs. With a diverse global customer base of nearly all leading automobile manufacturers globally, the company has a presence in 41 countries across five continents. SAMIL is among the top 25 automotive component suppliers globally. Motherson is also one of the largest manufacturers of wiring harnesses and electrical components globally and is a complete solutions provider to all its customers – from the product and concept development with complete in-house design capability & global engineering support to manufacturing and aftersales service.
Motherson is a leading expert in high quality interior and exterior polymer modules for the automotive industry and is one of the largest manufacturers of polymer-based modules and components globally. Its Modules and Polymer Products division of Motherson develops and produces a highly diversified product range from simple plastic parts to highly integrated systems and modules, supplying to leading automotive OEMs globally. The division’s expertise in multiple polymer processing technologies is the optimal foundation for the development of cost-optimised products with highest quality standards and of innovative and sustainable solutions. The division has 103 facilities spread across 25 countries.
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