30 September 2013

Bombardier Aerospace Breaks Ground on New Manufacturing Facility in Morocco

30 September 2013 - Bombardier Aerospace today celebrated the opening of the Midparc Casablanca Free Zone, in Nouaceur, with a symbolic groundbreaking on the site of the future Bombardier manufacturing facility. Construction of Bombardier’s 150 000 square foot (13 935 square metres) permanent facility began earlier in September 2013, and is scheduled to be completed around mid-2014. Bombardier Aerospace intends to invest approximately $200 million US in equipment, buildings and start-up costs. By the end of 2020, employment at the Morocco facility is expected to reach 850 skilled and trained workers.

Bombardier is honoured to celebrate this milestone in the presence of his Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, as we move another step closer to the establishment of our permanent facility here in Nouaceur” said Hugo Brouillard, General Manager, Bombardier Aerospace, Morocco. 

In January 2013 Bombardier began operating out of a transitional facility located at the Mohammed V International Airport in Nouaceur in the Greater Casablanca region, where the company is currently producing simple structures including flight controls for the CRJ Series aircraft, and will employ over 100 workers by the end of December 2013.

Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, it posted revenues of $16.8 billion.

Source: Bombardier