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Safran opens expanded nacelle facility in Morocco
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Safran Nacelles Morocco has incorporated state-of-the-art equipment such as a large autoclave, ergonomic workstations, machining equipment, and the latest generation of robots and collaborative robots.

Safran Nacelles Morocco has opened the extension to its aircraft nacelles production site, which adds nearly 6,000 sq.m. dedicated to the production of Gulfstream G700/G800 business aircraft nacelles. The company says that the site will become even more efficient through an industrial development plan which will allow an increase in production rates of nacelles for customers.

Safran has invested 115 million dirhams (11 million Euros) in the site, which was officially opened during a visit by Ryad Mezzour, Morocco's Minister of Industry and Trade, Mohammed Abdeljalil, Morocco's Minister of Transport and Logistics, Olivier Andriès, Safran's ceo, Vincent Caro, Safran Nacelles' ceo, and Hamid Benbrahim El Andaloussi, chairman of Safran Nacelles Morocco's board of directors.

Safran Nacelles Morocco has entered the “Manufacturing 4.0” era by incorporating state-of-the-art equipment such as a large autoclave, ergonomic workstations, machining equipment, and the latest generation of robots and cobots (collaborative robots). The site has also doubled its clean-room surface dedicated to the manufacture of composite materials to 3,600 sq.m.

Safran Nacelles Morocco is training its 850 qualified nacelle manufacturing, composites and assembly personnel, so that they can develop new skills, particularly in engineering. One hundred new employees will be joining the company to strengthen its workforce over the course of this year.

In order to help reduce Safran CO2 emissions by 30% from 2025, the site is now equipped with a power plant, whose energy will be supplied by 3,000 photovoltaic panels installed on the new extension as well as on the site's car parking carport. It will produce 20% of the site's electricity. Once it is operational in August 2022, it will save 2,000 tons of CO2 each year.

Safran Nacelles Morocco, established in March 2005, is the largest aerospace production site in Morocco. The company has developed a local logistics chain with the support of the Group of Moroccan Aeronautics and Space Industries (GIMAS).

Contact details from our directory:
Safran Nacelles - Maroc Nacelles, Thrust Reversers
GIMAS - Moroccan Aerospace Industries Association Trade Organisations
Related aircraft programs:
Gulfstream G700
Related directory sectors:
Engine Components