MATIS Aerospace lays foundation for Morocco plant expansion and job growth

MATIS Aerospace pose la première pierre de l’extension de son usine marocaine et annonce des créations d’emplois

Casablanca (Morocco) - March 24, 2015

Moulay Hafid Elalamy, the Moroccan minister for Industry, Trade, Investment and the Digital Economy, laid the foundation stone for the expansion of the MATIS Aerospace plant in Casablanca today. Among the many personalities attending the ceremony were: Alain Sauret, CEO of Labinal Power Systems (Safran), Kent Fisher, vice president and general manager of Supplier Management for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), Bob Noble, vice president of Partnering for Success for BCA Supplier Management, Seddik Belyamani, chairman of the board of MATIS Aerospace; Valentin Safir, CEO of MATIS Aerospace; and Hamid Benbrahim El Andaloussi, CEO of GIMAS.

MATIS Aerospace is a joint venture of Labinal Power Systems and Boeing, each owning 50 percent of the company. The company specializes in systems for the interconnection of electrical networks for the aerospace industry. MATIS Aerospace is expanding to accommodate an increased Boeing workload which will create 400 new jobs.

Over the next four years, MATIS Aerospace will begin producing engine harnesses for the CFM International* LEAP** engine program, electrical harnesses for Boeing 737, 777 and 787 airplanes, and electrical harnesses for the Dassault Falcon 5X business jet. 

MATIS Aerospace currently occupies 8,500 square meters at the Nouasseur Technopole technology hub in Casablanca. The plant will expand by 4,380 square meters in 2016 to house new production areas, offices and a cafeteria. The company currently employs 850 people and projects. It will grow to 1,200 full-time employees by 2018.

MATIS Aerospace was founded in 2001 by Boeing, Labinal Power Systems and Royal Air Maroc, which has since disposed of its holding. It produces over 110,000 electrical cables each year, with sales of 662 Million MAD.

* CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE. 

** LEAP is a new-generation engine program developed and designed by CFM International.

Labinal Power Systems groups all of Safran's electrical power system businesses for the aviation market, encompassing aircraft electrical systems (generation, distribution, conversion, wiring, load management, ventilation, systems integration and support services), along with engineering services for the aerospace, auto and rail sectors. With 13,800 employees in twelve different countries, Labinal Power Systems is a world leader OEM which is at the heart of the strategy and the research on the more electric aircraft.
For more information, www.labinal-power.com / Follow @LabinalPower on Twitter

 

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 69,000 employees and generated sales of 15.4 billion euros in 2014. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 2 billion euros in 2014. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.
For more information, www.safran-group.com / Follow @SAFRAN on Twitter

Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a business unit of The Boeing Company, is committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to customers around the world. There are more than 10,000 Boeing commercial jetliners in service, flying passengers and freight more efficiently than competing models in the market. With headquarters in the Puget Sound region of Washington state, Boeing Commercial Airplanes has operations in more than a dozen cities and countries. The business unit comprises airplane programs from the 737 to the 787, as well as extensive fabrication and assembly facilities and a global customer support organization.
For more information, www.boeing.com.

Labinal Power Systems groups all of Safran's electrical power system businesses for the aviation market, encompassing aircraft electrical systems (generation, distribution, conversion, wiring, load management, ventilation, systems integration and support services), along with engineering services for the aerospace, auto and rail sectors. With 14,200 employees in twelve different countries, Labinal Power Systems is a world leader OEM which is at the heart of the strategy and the research on the more electric aircraft.
For more information, www.labinal-power.com / Follow @LabinalPower on Twitter

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