Supporting Growth in Morocco

DuPont News, April 25, 2012
DuPont leaders cut the ribbon on new offices in Casablanca and Tangier.
(Left to right): Mohamed Hmimass, Christan Zoch, Ian Hudson, Barry James, Hartmut Reinke and Xavier Ciurana.


As a part of its continued growth strategy in key developing markets, DuPont recently opened two new offices in Casablanca and Tangier, critical industrial poles in the country.

Speaking at the opening ceremony in Casablanca, Ian Hudson, president, DuPont Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), described Morocco as a strategic choice for DuPont in the Maghreb.

“We see solid growth opportunities in Morocco, and we believe our science can play a critical role in the country,” he said.

“Our local presence will enable us to build direct relations with existing and potential local customers and partners such as the OCP Group - the world's largest exporter of phosphate rock - or Renault Nissan Alliance,” said Xavier Ciurana, country leader, DuPont Morocco SAS. “We have been focusing on partnering with key local industries such as safety and protection, clean technologies, construction, transportation and food and agriculture.”

"We have been working with OCP on improving safety, environmental performance and optimizing sulfuric acid technologies,” said Marcelino Garcia, segment leader, North Africa, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “With our office in Casablanca, we will be better placed to facilitate OCP's progress towards achieving sustainable growth.”

DuPont Tangier Free Zone SAS (DTZF) is located close to the new Renault plant that produces the Renault/Dacia brands.

“Our office is a great opportunity for us to create and strengthen collaborative relationships with the Renault Nissan Alliance,” said Christian Zoch, general manager, DTFZ.

In the course of his visit, Ian Hudson also attended The Global Food Security Forum organized by the OCP Group in Rabat.