Ford Expands Presence in Morocco | AP
Morocco’s booming automotive manufacturing sector gets another boost from US automaker Ford:
Ford Motor Company is expanding its presence in North Africa with a new Moroccan sales office and plans to double the amount of car parts purchased in the country, it announced Tuesday.
The expansion is the latest boost to the country’s automotive industry, which has grown substantially in the last few years with investments by foreign companies like Renault.
“Ford sees Morocco has a country that has skilled labor and extremely good infrastructure,” said Ford Middle East and North Africa director Kalyana Sivaganam. “We see a lot of growth in the automotive industry, we see good developing infrastructure for parts.”
Ford is expanding its factory in Valencia, Spain, and will double the amount of wiring, steering wheels and seat covers purchased from Moroccan suppliers, he added.
In addition to car parts, Morocco makes more than 200,000 automobiles a year, mainly from a Renault plant in Tangiers built in 2013…[Full Story]