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September 18, 2018

JTEKT hosts ground-breaking ceremony for its new plant in Morocco

● First JTEKT facility on the African continent

● State-of-the-art production facility benefiting from JTEKT's 150-year old manufacturing experience

● First common production plant with Fuji Kiko, JTEKT's recently acquired subsidiary

JTEKT Automotive Morocco Steering to a new continent

JTEKT Corporation hosted a ground-breaking ceremony on September 17, 2018 to celebrate the construction of its new steering system production facility in Tangier, Morocco. The event was presided by Mr. Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of industry, investment, trade and numeric economy and co-hosted by Tanger Med, represented by its President, Mr. Fouad Brini.

Production at JTEKT Automotive Morocco is set to begin in 2020 with a target annual capacity of 230,000 electric power steering systems for local plants of international carmakers. The 11,300-square-meter plant in the heart of Tangier Automotive City will also accommodate production lines for Fuji Autotech Morocco, a JTEKT subsidiary which produces manual columns. This integration will strengthen JTEKT's ability to offer brand new steering systems and thereby solidify its No.1 position in the global market.

“This new manufacturing plant in North Africa will allow us to offer our customers the local supply chain they need while giving JTEKT an access to the African & Middle East markets, which enjoy major business growth” said Tetsuo Agata, President of JTEKT Corporation. “Thanks to its dynamic policy towards the automobile industry, the Kingdom of Morocco has enabled the development of a very attractive eco-system for foreign investors and Tanger Med, as its local relay, has created all the favourable conditions for our successful industrial establishment."

JTEKT is one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative solutions for the automotive industry and the No.1 supplier of Electric Power Steering. In 2017, the corporation generated sales of 11 billion Euros with its 4 divisions - Steering systems, Driveline, Bearings and Machine tools & mechatronics.
JTEKT currently employs 45,600 people all over the world.

JTEKT hosts ground-breaking ceremony for its new plant in Morocco

Overview of JTEKT Automotive Morocco (JAMO) & Fuji Autotech Morocco (FAMO)

・Details of operations: Manufacturing and sales of electric power steering systems & steering columns

・Location: Tanger Automotive City, Tangier

・Founded: September 2017

・Start of mass production: 2019

・Investment amount: 220 million Dirham

JTEKT in Europe
JTEKT, a Japanese manufacturer, is a leading supplier of electric steering systems and a major supplier of bearings for the European Automotive Industry. It has been established in Europe since 1991.

・European headquarters based in Lyon, France

・3 R&D facilities – major one in Lyon, France (550 staff members)

・14 production plants (6 in France, 3 in Czech Republic, 2 in the UK, 1 in Germany, 1 in Belgium & 1 in Romania)

・Sales offices in 11 countries

・8,700 workforce

・1.8 billion Euros sales in 2017

JTEKT in the world

・Head offices in Nagoya & Osaka, Japan

・150 subsidiaries in 27 nations

・49,600 workforce

・11 billion Euros sales in 2017

・No. 1 global steering supplier: over 100 million Electric Power Steering Systems produced since 1988