MSA Safety, a safety solutions company, marked the grand opening of a new Manufacturing Operations centre in Chelalate, Morocco, with an official ribbon-cutting event.
The company's newly constructed and larger facility will be home to the production of a variety of general personal protective equipment (PPE) product lines.
The new facility will also position MSA to better meet the growing demand for MSA safety products in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
MSA Safety has had a presence in Morocco since 2002 when the company acquired CGF Gallet of France.
Expanding our operation in Morocco is part of our strategy to invest in regions where we're seeing growth and a demand for our safety products
Jose Sanchez, MSA Safety Vice President of MissionOPS, said: “Expanding our operation in Morocco is part of our strategy to invest in regions where we're seeing growth and a demand for our safety products. By investing in a larger facility, we're able to optimise our manufacturing footprint to better serve key markets in the EMEA region, support our growth goals for the product lines that are currently manufactured there, and maintain a high level of customer service."
In 2021, the Morocco team won the John T. Ryan Sr. Award for Safety Excellence. An internal award created in honour of one of the company's co-founders, it is presented annually to the associates of an MSA manufacturing facility who show exemplary dedication to the company's culture of safety and the MSA mission.
Bob Leenen, Senior VP and President of MSA International said: “The confidence we have in our associates and the leadership team in Morocco is why we're investing in this location. This new facility will provide a better work environment for our growing team and enhance our ability to meet the needs of our customers throughout the region."