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Hexcel Celebrates Opening of Casablanca Manufacturing Facility

27 March 2018

Hexcel Celebrates Opening of Casablanca Manufacturing Facility

Hexcel has opened its new manufacturing facility at the MidParc Free Trade Zone in Casablanca, Morocco.

At the new US$20 million facility, Hexcel transforms lightweight honeycomb materials into engineered core parts that provide structural reinforcement for aerospace applications including aircraft structures, engine nacelles and helicopter blades.

The site is expected to employ more than 200 people by 2020, and it made its first customer delivery last December.

The Moroccan plant is part of Hexcel’s ongoing worldwide investment to create a diversified and robust global supply chain to support aerospace customers’ growing demand for engineered core. In recent years, Hexcel has increased capacity at existing plants to support its engineered core business and plans further expansions to capture additional opportunities in a global market with excellent growth potential.

The opening ceremony was attended by Mr Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister for Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy; Nick Stanage, Hexcel Chairman, CEO and President; and Thierry Merlot, President, Aerospace – Europe/Asia Pacific/MEA, Hexcel.

“We could not be more pleased to become neighbours here in MidParc with our customers including Airbus, Boeing, Safran and Bombardier,” said Stanage. “This facility is critical to our success because it positions us to secure additional growth with our aerospace customers in Morocco and around the world.”


Photo provided by Hexcel




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