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Ford doubles parts purchasing in Morocco

US automaker will also open a sales office in the North African kingdom.

May 27, 2015   by The Canadian Press

As part of its global growth plan, Ford Motor Company is expanding its operations in North Africa with a new regional sales office in Casablanca and a purchasing office in Tangier. PHOTO: FORD

As part of its global growth plan, Ford Motor Company is expanding its operations in North Africa with a new regional sales office in Casablanca and a purchasing office in Tangier. PHOTO: FORD

RABAT, Morocco — Ford Motor Company is expanding its presence in North Africa with a new Moroccan sales office and plans to double the amount of parts purchased in the North African kingdom.

The expansion of Ford’s presence in Morocco is the latest boost to the country’s automotive industry, which has increased substantially in the last few years with investments by companies like Renault.

Ford is expanding its factory in Valencia, Spain, and will double the amount of wiring, steering wheels and seat covers purchased from Moroccan suppliers, said Ford director of the Middle East and North Africa, Kalyana Sivaganam.

In addition to car parts, Morocco makes more than 200,000 automobiles a year, mainly from a Renault plant in Tangiers.

© 2015 The Canadian Press


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