We inaugurate, together with Ravago, a new compounding plant for the automotive industry in the Tangier free zone, Morocco

Chemical News 08/02/2024

The inauguration was attended by H.E. Mr. Ryad Mezzour, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Royal Kingdom of Morocco, and Mr. Ahmed Bennis, Managing Director Tanger Med Zones, of the new compounding plant in the Tangier Automotive City 2 free zone, Morocco. The total installed capacity of the plant will be 18,500 tons per year, with the option to increase this capacity if required in the future.

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Participants at the presentation of Ravago and Repsol's new plant in Tangier

The new facility has been sponsored by the Moroccan Ministry of Industry and will produce polypropylene (PP) compounds, one of the most used technical materials in the automotive sector, as well as polyamide, polybutene terephthalate (PBT) and alloy compounds. It will enable it to meet the demand of local customers, including original equipment manufacturers like the Renault Group and Stellantis Group, who have been supporting the project since the beginning.

Participants at the presentation of Ravago and Repsol's new plant in Tangier

Repsol's and Ravago’s investment in the plant is a strategic move to support the international expansion of both companies through high-value products for the automotive industry.

“Our association with Ravago in the region enables us to achieve greater integration with the local automotive sector value chain and its converters ecosystem in Morocco. In addition, we continue investing in our automotive materials and increasing our production capacity to offer a better service to manufacture the parts needed for the models assembled in the Tangier, Kenitra, and Casablanca plants. We believe this partnership will enable us to further expand our presence in the region and provide our customers with high-quality materials for their automotive needs. – Antonio Portela, Polyolefins Director at Repsol.