Ford to double the number of auto parts procured from Morocco
Ford Motor Co. plans to double the amount of parts purchased in the North African kingdom of Morocco, and has established a sales office in that country.
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.