Thales inaugurates competence centre in Morocco

Monsieur Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Ministre de l’Industrie, de l’Investissement, du Commerce, et de l’Economie Numérique, Pierre Prigent, Directeur de Thales au Maroc, Philippe Chamoret, VP Industrie du groupe Thales, Jean-Claude Derbes, Directeur du Centre de Compétence 3D.

Thales supports Morocco’s ambition to progress in the aerospace sector and is inaugurating its industrial Competence Centre in Casablanca, specialising in metal additive manufacturing, also known as metal 3D printing. This plant will become a platform allowing the international requirements of the Group and its customers to be met.

The industrial Competence Centre at the heart of the Thales group’s “Industry 4.0” development generates employment.

The “Industry 4.0” type procedure undertaken accelerates the efficiency of the production tool, allowing improved production, at a lower cost and in a more environmentally friendly manner. This Competence Centre, which specialises in 3D printing, is fully in line with the digital transformation of Thales and will provide a genuine global centre of expertise, from which Morocco will be the first to benefit.

Thales has a long-standing partnership with Morocco. The company opened its local office in Rabat in 2006 and is active in Morocco in defence, aerospace, transportation and security.