Morocco – The company says its new 300,000 sq.ft facility is supplying “major European automakers”. The workforce already totals 1,000 personnel but will rise to 1,700 by the end of 2014, bringing Lear’s overall employment in the country to 7,200.
While the new plant will make wire harnesses, Lear has other sites in Morocco which produce electrical distribution systems and electronic components such as junction boxes and electronic modules, plus seating.
Frank Orsini, Lear’s senior vice-president and president of the Electrical business segment, commented: “We have been able to leverage our low-cost footprint to increase our market share and improve our margins. The new Kenitra facility will support further profitable growth of our electrical distribution business.”