Last Tuesday saw the opening of Renault-Nissan’s most recent Moroccan venture: a second production line at the group’s Tangier plant in Morocco. The new line will increase production capacity at the facility to 340,00 vehicles next year.
The plant itself came online in February of last year, and currently produces the Dacia Lodgy, Dokker and Dokker Van models on line one, and Dacia Sandero and Sandero Stepway on line two. The two production lines both include assembly and sub-assembly.
This latest move from the OEM makes the Tangier plant the largest in Africa, and around 1,400 workers are set to be employed. Morocco’s Institute for Training Automotive Industry Professionals, IFMIA, will help train new recruits and existing staff.
“Today’s ceremony is extremely important to us," said Jacques Prost, managing director of the Renault Morocco group. "It illustrates Renault’s willingness to meet its commitments and Moroccan Authorities’ ambition to develop the automotive industry in Morocco. I am sure this second production line will produce great quality Sandero vehicles and will be a strong testimony of the “made in Morocco” label globally.”
For more information on the progress of Renault’s vehicle production ventures in Morocco, see http://www.automotivelogisticsmagazine.com/intelligence/renaults-milestone-in-morocco.