Alstom opens its new site in Fez, Morocco
The move from the old to the new site is now complete
- 102 tons of steel
- 20 km of electrical cables
- 1,700 m2 of windows
- 120 solar panels
14 October 2020 – Alstom is proud to announce the opening of its new site. On this occasion, the Moroccan Minister of Industry, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, and also Mohand Laenser, President of Regional Council of Fez-Meknes and Monsieur Essaid Zniber, Governor of Prefecture Fez-Meknes held to visit the new Alstom’s site in Fez and support this new industrial step that offers to the city the reconnection with its famous industrial past.
All 400 employees have moved from the old premises to the new site, which is now operational and located in Fez. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the site was completed on time and the new facility is now ready to meet the growing needs of customers. The construction of this new industrial site is a remarkable achievement thanks to the commitment of the team, with the new plant taking less than a year to fully equip.
« This investment will bring a new life into the ex-COTEF industrial zone, which will be catalyst for the revival of regional economic activity. Thanks to the increase Alstom’s production capacity, new jobs will be created, offering to the local skills the opportunity to asset themselves and contribute to the development of the region. This new investment bodes well for the Alstom group in Morocco » said Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Ministry of Industry.
To date, Alstom’s Fez site has contributed to more than 20 global rail projects and it will increase the productive capacity of electrical cabinets and harnesses for railway applications and electrical wiring which are installed on Alstom’s rolling stock, delivering across the world.
“The new site in Fez is proof of Alstom’s industrial expansion in Morocco. Its contemporary design, fully oriented towards the future, will allow the city to become a part of a new positive memory for a future that we already know is promising. The construction of the new plant is a perfect illustration of our strategy to design and develop localized ecosystems which bring enormous benefits for both the industry and community. We will continue to develop a strong network of local suppliers and improve knowledge of key subsystems while helping our local workforce to sharpen their skills. I would like to thank all the teams for the outstanding work in the last months to make this new site a reality”, Nourddine Rhalmi, President of Alstom Transport Morocco.
In the future, Alstom Fez is also committed to increasing the pool of local talent and to further engaging and supporting the socio-economic development of the region. In addition, the new 34,200 square-meter site will provide its employees with a comfortable and safer working environment while making a positive impact.
Alstom has been present in Morocco for a century. With more than 500 employees, Alstom has completed a number of key projects, including the delivery of Citadis trams to the cities of Rabat and Casablanca, 12 Avelia Euroduplex trains for the high-speed line that will link Tangier to Casablanca and 50 Prima locomotives providing the best solutions for freight, passenger and mixed transport services.