Hexcel opens Casablanca facility

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Hexcel has opened a new US$20 million manufacturing facility in Casablanca, Morocco.

The facility will be used to make lightweight core parts as structural reinforcement for aerospace applications including aircraft structures, engine nacelles and helicopter blades. The site is expected to employ more than 200 people by 2020.

The plant is part of Hexcel’s aim to create a robust global supply chain to support growing demand from the aerospace market. It plans further global expansions.

‘We could not be more pleased to become neighbors here in Midparc with our customers including Airbus, Boeing, Safran and Bombardier,’ said CEO Nick Stanage. ‘This facility is critical to our success because it positions us to secure additional growth with our aerospace customers in Morocco and around the world.

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