Renault and partners to invest $1 bln in Morocco | Reuters

French automaker Renault announced a major expansion to their already significant investments in Morocco, looking to build on an automotive industry “ecosystem”:

reuters logoFrench carmaker Renault and component suppliers will invest 10 billion dirhams ($1.04 billion) in Morocco to build an “industry ecosystem”, the country’s industry minister said on Friday.

Renault’s ecosystem and its new plants will raise Renault’s local sourcing of components to 65 percent from 32 percent and are projected to generate 20 billion dirhams in revenues, Moulay Hafid Elalamy told Reuters.

Renault already has two car plants in the kingdom. It has a modern plant in Tangier producing cars and body pressings for export and anoher, older assembly plant in Casablanca.

“Renault ecosystem means that around Renault plants in Tangier and Casablanca, many other companies are coming to invest and make the parts that will shape a Renault car,” the minister said, though he declined to say to give an exact figure on Renault’s investment in the project…[FULL STORY]

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