Jorf Lasfar, Morocco – ContiTech AG, a subsidiary of the Continental Corp., has started the construction of a new conveyor belt production facility in Morocco.
According to a company press release, the plant, part of ContiTech Conveyor Belt Group business unit, will manufacture textile and steel-cord-reinforced conveyor belts in the plant in Jorf Lasfar, in the west of the country.
With production set to begin in mid-2016, the 6,000-square-meter facility is expected to create around 120 jobs.
"Around 180 kilometers of fabric and steel cable belts are set to be produced in our Morocco plant each year," ContiTech spokeswoman Antje Lewe told ERJ.
A large proportion of the products, she added, will certainly be required in Morocco to extract mineral resources.