Canadian Manufacturing

Work underway on $200M Bombardier plant in Morocco

150,000 sq. ft. facility will employ 850 workers by end of 2020, according to firm



CASABLANCA—Construction is underway on a $200-million manufacturing plant in Morocco that Bombardier Aerospace will use to build sub-assemblies.

According to the Montreal-based transportation giant, construction of the 150,000 sq. ft. plant began this month, and is scheduled for completion by mid-2014.

First announced in June 2012, the new facility will be located in the Midparc Casablanca Free Zone in Nouaceur, approximately 30 kilometres from Casablanca.

The site was chosen due to “internationally competitive manufacturing costs,” low shipping cost and its proximity to Europe, the firm said last June.

Bombardier has been operating out of a temporary “transitional facility” located at the Mohammed V International Airport in Nouaceur since January, where it is producing simple structures including flight controls for the CRJ Series aircraft.

Employment there will reach more than 100 worker by the end of 2013.

The future site is expected to employ 850 workers by the end of 2020, according to Bombardier.

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