Aptiv officially launches its activities within its new production plant in Oujda, which becomes the 7th production site and the 10th activity site of the Aptiv Group in Morocco, thus consolidating the place of the Kingdom in the Regional dynamics of the Aptiv Group. This plant will eventually accommodate more than 3,000 direct jobs.
The inauguration ceremony was held on site at the Oujda plant in the presence of the Minister of Industry and Trade, Mr. Ryad Mezzour, the Minister of Equipment and Water, Mr. Nizar Baraka , the Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Mohamed Sadiki, the Minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development, Ms. Leila Benali, the Minister of Solidarity, Social Integration and the Family, Ms. Aawatif Hayar, the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Investment, Convergence and the Evaluation of Public Policies, Mr. Mohcine Jazouli, the Wali of the Oriental Region, Governor of the Oujda-Angad Prefecture, Mr. Mouaad Jamai, the President of the Council of the Oriental Region, Mr. Abdenbi Biioui and representatives of local authorities and public administrations, professional chambers.
The inauguration began with the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by words of welcome from the Aptiv team, the Minister of Industry and Trade, the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies and Mr. the Wali of the Oriental Region. A tour of the plant was then organized for the guests to meet the employees and learn about the plant’s facilities and activities.
Located in the Free Zone of Oujda on 8 hectares of land, adjoining the airport, the construction of the plant required an investment of 394 million dirhams. It was designed to be “eco-friendly”, in line with Aptiv’s commitment to Zero Carbon by 2040. The manufacturing materials and equipment (insulation panels, solar panels, etc.) will reduce consequent consumption of water and electricity.
This plant is the first automotive industry to set up in the Oriental region with a view to boosting economic and industrial activity in the region.
Launched on January 24, 2022, the construction site was completed in March 2023, in full compliance with the deadlines stipulated in the Investment Agreement.
Mezzour underlined “Today’s inauguration is part of the Royal Initiative for the development of the Oriental region. This is a first project in the automotive industry that reflects the region’s ability to attract world leaders and paves the way for new investments that create wealth and jobs for young people”.
«I would like to emphasize that the 3,000 jobs that we are going to generate in the city of Oujda, as well as the amounts invested, are significant figures that make this production unit one of Aptiv’s most ambitious projects. The realization of this project in our region shows the confidence that the Aptiv Group places in Morocco and Moroccan talents, thanks in particular to the commitment of our 17,000 employees who work daily to promote the quality and competitiveness of Made in Morocco. said Mohammed Filali, General Manager of Aptiv Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey and Portugal, during the inauguration of the plant. “It is also a source of great pride to have succeeded in delivering a project of this magnitude on time. We were lucky to be accompanied by very high quality Moroccan partners, it is a credit to Morocco and its skills.. »
«We would like to thank the Minister of Industry and Trade, the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Investment, Convergence and the Evaluation of Public Policies as well as all of their teams, for their support and their commitment to the success of this project.
We would like to thank the local authorities of the Oriental Region for their unwavering support since the genesis of the project, in particular Mr. Le Wali of the Oriental Region and Mr. The President of the Council of the Region of Oriental, as well as all of their teams, we also thank the General Manager of the CRI of the Oriental Region and his teams, as well as all the partners thanks to whom the new Aptiv factory in Oujda was able to see the day. »
In Morocco, Aptiv opened its first production site in 1999, in Tangier, and has continued to develop ever since. Its activity has 7 factories, 1 Satellite, 1 Logistics Hub and 1 Development Center, distributed between Tangier, Kenitra, Meknes and Oujda. Last year, Aptiv successfully launched its Logistics Hub on an area of 10,000 m² within the Med Hub, a 1time worldwide within the Aptiv group.
More than 17,000 employees contribute through their work and their commitment to providing safer, greener and more connected solutions, to enable a more sustainable future of mobility.
The Aptiv Group is a global technology company. Aptiv supplies both the “nervous system” and the “brain” of the vehicle, including wiring, connectors, power plants and electrical systems, and hybrid systems.
Aptiv is present in 48 countries, where it employs more than 200,000 people, including 22,000 engineers, through 131 production sites and 11 technical centers. Our customers include 23 of the top 25 automotive manufacturers in the world.