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Morocco’s fledgling aeronautics sector spreads its wings | Financial Times

An inside look at Morocco’s growing aeronautics sector:

ft-logoAbdelghani Errahmani, president of Matis Aerospace, strides down the central aisle of the vast factory floor and points to the long rows of benches on his left and right where some 900 workers assemble complicated wire bundles for the aircraft industry.

“See, on one side you have Boeing and on the other Airbus,” he says jokingly. “The biggest competitors in the world of aeroplane manufacture are only 2m apart here.”

Matis is a joint venture between Boeing and Safran of France to produce wire bundles and harnesses for the biggest names in aircraft manufacture, including Boeing, Airbus, Dassault and Snecma. Established in 2001, Matis exported €70m of products last year. It is currently in “the last phase of a plan” to increase capacity by adding 300 more workers and expanding the factory by 50 per cent, says Mr Errahmani. “There is more turnover and more activities, so our partners want to invest more.”..[FULL STORY]

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