Pratt & Whitney, an RTX company, announced today that it will launch a subsidiary, Pratt & Whitney Maroc (PWM), in Casablanca, to manufacture detailed mechanical and structural static parts for various engine models.
Future Pratt & Whitney Maroc (PWM) facility in Casablanca.
This investment is key to Pratt & Whitney’s strategy to develop cost-effective sourcing capabilities for competitive advantage and to improve the impact of operations and asset utilization. Morocco was chosen after a global benchmarking exercise because of its growing airline hub, cost of business and available trained talent.
Maria Della Posta, President, Pratt & Whitney Canada, said: “Morocco offers many benefits to the aerospace industry. Casablanca’s growing aviation community ensures a highly valued talent pool, a positive economic environment, and support from the Moroccan government. Pratt & Whitney Morocco, as an independent subsidiary, will create 200 jobs by 2030, and we look forward to joining the business community in Casablanca’s MidParc free zone.”
A representative of the Moroccan Ministry of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policy (MICEPP) said “P&W’s investment in Morocco will enhance our space ecosystem by promoting innovation, research and development of new technologies. It will create job opportunities for our talented youth, enhance knowledge transfer, and enhance cooperation between local and international stakeholders.”
This new 130,000 square foot facility will be built according to CORE principles and methodology to drive efficiency, quality and reduce costs. This investment is a vital part of the company’s ability to produce engines to meet strong demand and bring Pratt & Whitney closer to its African customer and partner base, allowing it to continue to support aviation growth in this region. Construction of the facility will begin in the fourth quarter of 2023 to ensure its successful launch in 2025.