DuPont opens local offices in Morocco
Dubai, March 11, 2012
DuPont, a global science and engineering company, has opened two new offices in Casablanca and Tangier, critical industrial poles in Morocco, aiming to be closer to local customers.
Morocco’s dynamic and solid economic environment and its preference for new technologies and practices that achieve sustainable development make it a perfect market for DuPont to consolidate its diverse, multi-industry offerings.
“Our new offices in Morocco build on a series of DuPont investments to grow our business in developing markets,” said Ian Hudson, DuPont president Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Over the past several years, we have invested in developing markets and leveraged our technology. Our full-year financial results were very strong. Sales of $38 billion were up 20 per cent vs 2010, with a 27 per cent increase in developing markets. DuPont sees solid growth opportunities in Morocco and we believe our science can play a critical role in the country.”
Xavier Ciurana, country leader DuPont Morocco, said: “Our local presence will enable us to build direct relations with existing and potential local customers and partners such as the Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP) – the world’s largest exporter of phosphate rock-, or Renault Nissan Alliance.”
“We have been focusing on partnering with key local industries such as safety and protection, clean technologies, construction, transportation and food and agriculture. This office investment is a reflection of the right economic environment and customer demand for our diverse offerings.”
Marcelino Garcia, solutions architect, DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) added: "We are pleased to have had the opportunity to work closely with OCP on several fronts over the past few years, helping to improve safety and environmental performance and optimize sulfuric acid technologies.”
“Moving forward, we are happy to have extended the relationship, and look forward to further facilitating OCP's progress towards achieving sustainable growth."
"OCP has fully integrated safety and sustainability into the corporate growth strategy. This engagement [with DuPont] has lead to not only a substantial improvement in performance, but has also generated significant added value for the Moroccan society,” said Drissi, chief operating officer, OCP.
“We are determined to ensure that sustainability and operational efficiency remain at the core of our operations. This transformation will be further augmented and accelerated by the rigorous support possible through DuPont's increased presence in Morocco.” – TradeArabia News Service