The new workshop 4.0 has an area of 18,000 m2. It represents an investment of €12 million, 30% of which is financed by the Kingdom of Morocco as part of the aeronautical ecosystem in Morocco. The extension will create 400 additional jobs, including 50 positions for young engineers.
On March 17, Hutchinson inaugurated the extension of its production site specializing in the manufacture of composite aeronautical parts and cabin insulation solutions, in the presence of Ryad Mezzour, Minister of Industry & Trade of the Kingdom of Morocco, Hélène Moreau-Leroy, Chairman and CEO of Hutchinson and Philippe Olivier, Director of Aeronautics, Defense & Industry.
This extension is dedicated to the manufacture of composite equipment and insulating products. It will enable Hutchison to support the growth of its aeronautical activities in Morocco and to consolidate its production capacities for the Boeing B787/B777 and Airbus A330/A220 programs, starting this year.
The site benefits from the latest standards in force which meet the expectations of the largest aeronautical contractors, with state-of-the-art equipment, allowing Hutchinson to manufacture very advanced structural composite parts, as well as a wide variety of insulation systems. among the most efficient in the world.
Heavy investments include: three latest-generation autoclaves, a clean room, several large CNC machines, an automated storage tower, a 3D scanner to digitally model the manufactured parts to ensure their geometric conformity. The digitization of manufacturing 4.0 is present with more than 150 touch screens deployed on the site allowing to digitize the processes, to follow in real time the production performance indicators and to offer a system of digital tutors at the workstation.
Equipment intended to accompany employees on video during the various stages of production. This 4.0 site has the latest standards in terms of workstation ergonomics. The company is committed to an eco-responsible approach, with optimization tools that reduce material scrap rates by 10% and recycle 80% of the remaining waste.
The electricity consumption of the new building is managed using IOT technologies installed on most of the machines and directly viewable by the teams.
Hélène Moreau-Leroy, underlines “The extension of our site in Casablanca confirms Hutchinson’s desire to establish a long-term presence in Morocco. We know we can count on a solid network of skills and a quality training offer thanks to the involvement of the Moroccan authorities and the partnership with the Institute of Aeronautical Trades (IMA). This 4.0 extension is strategic for our aeronautical activities. It allows us to respond as closely as possible to the expectations and needs of our customers. It is also in line with the trajectory of our commitments in terms of sustainable development”.