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Mecachrome and L'électrolyse launch two industrial units in Tangier Free Zone

MK Aero and Lelma are two industrial units specialised in the manufacture of aerostructures and basic treatment and coating of surfaces, inaugurated on Monday in Tangier. Through these projects, Morocco is now the only country in North Africa to have a unit adjustment and machining and aerostructures business with the surface treatment.


Mecachrome and L'électrolyse launch two industrial units in Tangier Free Zone
Two industrial units specialised in the manufacture of aerostructures and basic treatment and coating of surfaces for the aerospace industry, were inaugurated on Monday in the Tangier Free Zone (TFZ).

The Plants of MK Aero and Lelma were inaugurated in the presence of the Minister of Industry, Trade and New Technologies, Abdelkader Amara, and group leaders of the French company Mecachrome and L'Electrolyse, the project leaders. These two companies are working together to provide a comprehensive and integrated solution. that goes from the manufacturing and assembly processing and coating surfaces.

Covering an area of ​​3000 m2, MK Aero, a subsidiary of Mecachrome, specialises in the finishing, assembly and machining of small and medium sized elementary parts of aerostructures. The company plans a turnover of nearly 2 million euros in 2013.

For its part, Lelma is the result of a joint venture between L'Electrolyse (60% share) and Mecachrome (40%) for an investment of 5 million euros. The plant, with an area of ​​3,200 m2, implements nondestructive processes for testing, treatment and surface coating, paints and industrial effluent treatment fluids. Lelma, which expects a turnover of 650,000 euros in 2013, covers parts aerostructures longer than 6 m and width beyond 2 m.

Both plants currently employ about 80 people and are located next to one another. This is to create a unique center of expertise in the field of aeronautics and respond more effectively to the demands of international buyers.

Speaking at the inauguration, Abdelkader Amara noted that these investments will help to expand the value chain of the aviation industry. He noted that Morocco is now, thanks to these projects, the only country in North Africa with a unit adjustment and machining and aerostructures business with the surface treatment.

These achievements in the aviation industry platform will capture more investment, the minister said, citing the recent installation in Casablanca ofthe largest manufacturer Bombardier.

For his part, President of the Group of aeronautical and space industries (GIMAS), Hamid El Benbrahim Andaloussi, noted that these investments will enrich the list of equipment installed in Morocco, which already has more than 100 companies providing international retailers, such as Airbus, Boeing and Safran.


Aeronautique.ma / MAP
Mardi 5 Mars 2013



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