NEXANS HAS opened a new manufacturing plant entirely dedicated to aircraft cables in Mohammedia (Morocco). The plant, which is already in operation, is the result of an agreement signed in 2008 between Nexans and Airbus for the supply of advanced cables for the A320, A350, and A380 aircrafts manufactured by Airbus.
The company says that this investment of nearly €10 million (US$12.3m) strengthens its aeronautical business as well as the core business of its Moroccan subsidiary, which already manufactures cables for the automotive, building and infrastructure industries. This is Nexans’ third plant dedicated to aircraft cables, along with similar facilities based in France and the United States.
Nexans says it has redeveloped the Mohammedia plant to accommodate a production area of 32,292 sq ft (3,000m²) designed to manufacture 13,000 miles (21,000km) of cables per year, with 70% to be exported. The newly opened facility has created 47 new job positions and 2,300 hours of training have been delivered to newly hired engineers, technicians and operators.