Pratt & Whitney Begins Factory Construction in Morocco

RTX segment Pratt & Whitney Canada has started the construction of a new manufacturing center in Morocco.

Located in Casablanca, the hub will focus on developing structural and static machined parts for the company’s aircraft engine products.

The site will encompass 12,000 square meters (129,000 square feet) of area in the city.

Pratt & Whitney wrote that the factory’s infrastructure will be built with approaches that will sustain product quality, efficient operation, and reduce costs and complexities.

Additionally, the center will abide by “advanced environmental practices” throughout its future projects.

Once completed, the facility is expected to create 200 new jobs in the local region by 2030.

“We selected Morocco after a careful global benchmarking effort that pointed to Casablanca’s growing hub of aerospace companies including RTX ’s Collins Aerospace,” Pratt & Whitney Canada President Maria Della Posta stated.

“Since the announcement of this significant investment less than a year ago, Pratt & Whitney Morocco has made rapid progress in hiring an initial cohort of local employees and working closely with local schools, agencies and the business community to achieve our goal of being fully operational next year.” 

Supporting ‘Europe’s Doorstep’

Pratt & Whitney is now hiring personnel that will operate the facility in partnership with Morocco’s Institute of Aeronautical Professions.

Meanwhile, about 80 percent of primary machines at a temporary site in the Midparc Industrial Zone have already been completed in preparation for Casablanca’s operational capability, according to the company.

“We are delighted to welcome Pratt & Whitney to Midparc, the Casablanca aerospace hub developed by Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion,” Midparc President Hamid Benbrahim El Andaloussi said.

“The presence in Morocco of a major global player in the sector is further recognition that Morocco’s aerospace base is now a must, on Europe’s doorstep, thanks to its competitiveness and quality. It also recognizes the quality of Midparc and the relevance of its business model.”

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