TE Connectivity expands its activity in Tangier, four years after the opening of its first factory.
Rabat – The multinational company TE Connectivity, the world’s leading manufacturer of sensor and communication systems, opened its second factory at Tangier Automotive City on June 19.
The new unit will support the company’s commercial and industrial transport solutions in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
The company, which has a distribution center in Morocco since 2012, opened its first Moroccan factory in 2015, in the export free zone in Tangier.
Four years later, TE Connectivity decided to expand its industrial activity by launching a second plant which started production in December 2018.
The new plant specializes in the production of plastic injection systems and components of technical cable systems to supply the industrial and heavy vehicle market in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
It also offers innovative solutions for electrical and electronic interfaces capable of operating in harsh environments.
Fouad Al-Barini, Chairman for the Supervisory Board of the Tangier-Mediterranean Special Agency, said in his speech that the “factory is of great importance, and provides job opportunities for the Moroccan workforce.”
The Director-General of the Department of Industrial Transport and Communication of TE Connectivity, Aaron Staki, highlighted that the infrastructure and Morocco’s workforce’s “high qualification” were among the factors that led the group to settle in Tangier.
He added that the site is closer to the customer base, which improves the group’s ability to deliver orders.
According to TE Connectivity, the company has continued to invest and grow in Morocco because it is a strategic country in close proximity to customers and European and African markets.
The company is among an important network of more than 200 automotive equipment manufacturers who chose Morocco to be a venue for their future investments.