Casablanca: French Aeronautics Group LPF Inaugurates New Factory
Located in the Midparc Free Zone of Nouacer, LPF Casablanca is the first factory in Morocco dedicated to the machining of circular hard metal parts for aircraft engines
The “Le Piston Français” (LPF) Group inaugurated on Wednesday in Casablanca a new factory dedicated to the production of high-tech mechanical parts for aeronautics; thus, strengthening its industrial presence in Morocco.
Located in the Midparc Free Zone of Nouacer, LPF Casablanca is the first factory in Morocco dedicated to the machining of circular hard metal parts for aircraft engines. This new structure, which integrates the aircraft engine ecosystem set up as part of the Industrial Acceleration Plan, strengthens the Kingdom’s positioning in high value-added technological specializations.
With an investment in means of production of 55 million dirhams (MDH), this unit built on a plot of 6,828 m² of which 4,078 m² of covered area will hire 100 people by 2024. It will allow the LPF Group to increase its production capacity and win new customers.
On this occasion, Ali Seddiki, Director General of Industry at the Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, stressed that Morocco marks a major step in the integration of the aeronautical propulsion ecosystem, one of the most complex areas of aeronautical industry.
This investment will allow the creation of qualified jobs for engineers, specialized technicians and qualified operators, said the manager, adding that the opening of this factory is a proof of the quality of Moroccan skills as well as the resilience of the national aviation industry.
For his part, Adel Bidaoui, director of PLF Casablanca, stated that the inauguration of this site allows the transition to an important phase in Moroccan technological industry.
This factory constitutes the first brick of a future “engine” ecosystem, he explained, adding that the evolution of the group in Morocco for more than 20 years has made it possible to move forward and to shed light on skilful Moroccans.
The LPF Group has been present in Morocco since 1999, when the SERMP (Ste D’Etude et de Réalisations Mécaniques de Précision), one of the first aeronautical factories in Morocco was founded at the Nouacer Technopole.