NEW TEST CENTER IN MOROCCO
The UTAC CERAM Group is pleased to announce the creation of a brand new automotive test center in Morocco, 150 km from Casablanca. The new site has been established in order to be as close as possible to our customers. The automotive industry is growing fast in Morocco with the recent establishment of R&D centers for several OEM manufacturers and the teir supply chain. This new center will offer, from its opening in mid 2021, a full range of services divided into several activities: endurance and complete reliability development on track / bench / road, vehicle dynamics, coast down tests (a 4 km long track that will be certified for use in Type Approval testing and will be unique in Europe and in Africa), as well as driver training and event services.
The construction of this new center in Oued Zem is part of the Group's development and growth strategy, to meet the needs of its customers. The choice of Morocco was essential because of its many advantages and the dynamic policy pursued by the Kingdom to make its country a global hub of automotive development. First of all, favorable weather conditions that will allow optimal testing. Then, due to favorable local costs, UTAC CERAMs customers will be able to benefit from a highly competitive service on all testing activities to complete its highly attractive offer to our customers. In addition, Morocco is geographically close to mainland with Europe, which is a key asset for international players. The Group will locally employ around 100 staff in the next five years.