The company’s products aim to ensure traffic safety in the North African country with 500 new systems.
Rabat – German industrial machine developer Vitronic, a subsidiary of MENA, has won a bid to supply Morocco with systems for speed and red light enforcement.
The German company announced that it has secured a “notable contract” with Morocco to supply it with 500 traffic control systems.
“This is part of the national strategy for traffic safety in the region. Vitronic as a group will implement the project with its local partner, Alomra Group International,” said the press release.
The company will spread the new technology across the twelve regions of the country, as well as its main cities, “such as Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakech.”
The statement added that the company will deploy its laser system technology in the twelve regions for fixed speed enforcement, “average speed enforcement and the monitoring of traffic light intersections.”
Commenting on the signed partnership, CEO of MENA,Youssef El Hansali said: “We are very pleased that our systems will contribute significantly to the country’s national traffic safety strategy.”
He added that the project “plays an important role in our company’s strategic focus on the North African market. With the local team at our subsidiary, VITRONIC LLC, and our partner, Alomra, we are ideally positioned in Morocco to support our customers.”
The company will also implement the “superior housing platform, Company City Housing, throughout the country on a large scale.”
Vitronic said that the aim of the technology is to enforce traffic regulations “from an elevated position up to three meters in height.”
As part of the agreement, the company will also “equip and staff four service locations in the country to cover the demand for onsite services. An initial three-year maintenance agreement is also an integral part of the contract.”
Vitronic recalled that Morocco aims to curb traffic accidents by 50 % by 2026.
“Traffic monitoring is a key component for this strategy and both the government and the citizens have been eagerly awaiting improvements to the current traffic system,” added the press release.
In 2018, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani announced the country’s determination to reduce the number of traffic fatalities as part of the 2017-2026 national road safety strategy. El Othmani said that the strategy seeks to reduce the number of road fatalities by 25% by 2021 and by another 20% by 2026.
In 2017, 89,998 total traffic accidents were reported, representing a 10% increase compared to 2016. However, the number of road accidents with fatalities last year was 3,085, which shows a 2.4% decrease from 2016.