ZF Friedrichshafen locates in Tanger Automotive City

The German company will open a new plant in the Tangier industrial complex for the production of components for electric cars
ZF Friedrichshafen 
ZF Friedrichshafen
  1. Strategic positioning
  2. Investment facilities
  3. Highly qualified youth

The German company will set up in the Tanger Automotive City complex in order to expand its brand into the African market and solidify its position in Europe. Investing in Tangier is synonymous with success.

The German group ZF Friedrichshafen will be part of the development of Morocco's automotive sector. The Tanger Automotive City platform offers free zone status to companies dedicated to industry, logistics or tertiary services.

Tanger Automotive City is an industrial platform integrated in the Tangier Med region, considered one of the strongest economic centres in northern Morocco. The large-scale project Tanger Med Zones aims at the gradual and long-term implementation of industrial, logistics and tertiary parks adjacent to the port of Tangier Med and the entire Strait region. 

Strategic positioning

Due to the development of the automotive industry in Morocco, the area is close to the Renault Tangier Med plant (less than 2 kilometres away). Tangier Automotive City is directly connected to the port of Tangier Med (22 km) and the Tangier Free Zone (20 km). The platform also has 1,800 kilometres of road network and 2,000 kilometres of rail network. 

The Moroccan government's commitment to the development of the sector is clear: to attract as many companies as possible to forge a complex that in the short term will be considered a global reference point. 

Puerto de Tánger Med, Marruecos - PHOTO/ATALAYAR
Puerto de Tánger Med, Marruecos - PHOTO/ATALAYAR

Thanks to the strategic position of its economic hub, the Tangier Automotive City platform aims to accelerate the growth of companies. TAC brings together industrial companies, especially from the automotive sector, and promotes networking, business leaders and the exchange of experiences. 

Investment facilities

The Tangier Automotive City platform has set up a one-stop shop to help investors with all the formalities (permits, driving licences, facility management, etc.) to save time and focus on their activities.

Companies participating in the Tanger Automotive City platform enjoy many benefits. Corporate tax is 0% for 5 years and 8.75% for the next 20 years. Exemption from VAT, customs duties and other local taxes; simplified foreign exchange transactions and customs procedures; government subsidies, etc. 

Highly qualified youth

Tanger Automotive City has a job pool of qualified employees. This pool produces more than 12,000 graduates each year, of which 1,500 are engineers and technicians. The region will benefit from some 20 training centres, focused on the automotive sector.

Tanger Automotive City has a job pool of qualified employees. This pool produces more than 12,000 graduates each year, of which 1,500 are engineers and technicians. The region will benefit from some 20 training centres, focused on the automotive sector.