Morocco’s OCP group and Cummins Africa Middle East will build a factory manufacturing high horsepower engines in Morocco by 2021.
Rabat – Cummins Inc, a global leader in manufacturing and Morocco’s OCP Group, one of the world’s largest phosphate producers and exporters, recently signed a strategic partnership to build Engine Master Rebuild Center (MRC) in Khouribga, a city in the Beni Mellal-Khenifra region, Morocco.
The MRC which will be based in Khouribga’s Fertiparc of the Oued Zem Complex and serve North and West Africa will have a 14,000-square meter area and the capacity to complete 100 engine rebuilds each year.
The agreement between OCP Group and Cummins includes on-site maintenance of the Cummins engines. Cummins had conducted a feasibility study in several countries in Africa before making the decision to build its MRC in Morocco.
The MRC in Morocco will be the 16th building of its kind for Cummins globally and will be operational by 2021.
“This partnership is the first investment in this new industrial area, which offers an attractive environment for investors (connectivity, rental model, etc.), thus boosting the regional economy and stimulating job creation,” announced the OCP and Cummins Africa Middle East on February 12.
Cummins Inc is a US-based corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions.
The company also produces diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, battery systems, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.
Meanwhile, Morocco’s OCP Group holds 75 percent of the world’s phosphate reserves and is one of the leading exporters and producers of raw phosphate, phosphate-based fertilizers, and phosphoric acid in the world. The company develops precision agriculture techniques to help farmers improve the quality and yield of their crops.