Morocco’s auto parts sector (PRA) is worth about 20 billion dirhams (MMDH), said Aziz Dich, commissioner of the Moroccan Automotive Technologies (MAT) exhibition in Casablanca on Tuesday.
The weight of the automotive spare parts sector (PRA) in Morocco is about 20 billion dirhams (MMDH). This was stated by Aziz Dich, commissioner of the Morocco Automotive Technologies (MAT) exhibition, who spoke at a press conference dedicated to the presentation of the show planned to be held in Casablanca on December 15-18 at the initiative of an interprofessional organization. Automobile group in Morocco (GIPAM).
“The sector faces a myriad of challenges, particularly market structuring, technological developments and training. said Mr. Dich.
Thus, MAT will be an opportunity for manufacturers and distributors of auto spare parts, repair and maintenance specialists, tire manufacturers, as well as tool and garage equipment specialists to discuss the theme of the exhibition “Challenges and prospects of the profession in the face of technological challenges and developments”, – he said. added.
Presenting figures on the automotive sector in Morocco, Dich said that the car fleet consists of 5 million vehicles, of which approximately 3 million are light vehicles, with up to 37% concentrated in the Casablanca-Settat region, followed by Rabat-Salé-Kenitra (18%) and Fes. – Meknes (11%).
As for the world supply of PRAs, it is divided into 3 types of production, firstly, the manufacturer with a theoretical monopoly, then the equipment manufacturer and the PRA specialist. The PRA sector in Morocco is divided into 3 divisions, mainly “wearing parts” dominated by the formal network up to 70%, “repair parts” (40% for the official network, 35% for scrap and 20% for brand agents), and “body work , glass and lighting”, 50% of which comes from the official network, with a strong presence of scrap metal, he said.
Given the changes taking place at the national and international level, especially in the automotive sector with regard to technology, Mr. Dich emphasized the importance of training, noting that 80% of professionals in the PRA sector are self-taught.
For Driss Guennoun, President of GIPAM, “MAT represents a showcase for the spare parts sector and an exchange platform with all operators in the spare parts sector in Morocco”.
He added that the purpose of this meeting is to introduce this profession, which is unknown to the general public, and to present technological developments in the automotive industry.
Placed under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, MAT will bring together all stakeholders of the automotive aftermarket sector ecosystem, particularly light vehicles (LV), light utility vehicles (LCV) and heavy trucks (PL). .
The program of the show includes 5 seminars and 5 round tables to introduce and discuss all the techniques and advances related to the car and its components, as well as the means to develop the PRA sector in Morocco.
This edition will be jointly organized by GIPAM and Stand Solutions HM at the Casablanca International Conference Center (CICEC) on an area of 2500 m².
In addition to product presentations by exhibitors, the exhibition will allow visitors to discover the latest trends and innovations in a rich and fast-growing sector in Morocco and internationally.
This edition will be attended by 220 exhibitors and approximately 15,000 visitors. The first edition of the exhibition, held on December 12-15, 2018, was able to bring together about 180 participants representing ten countries, including Germany, Belgium, China, France, Italy, Tunisia, Taiwan, Turkey, Morocco and Spain. and attracts 12,000 visitors, mostly automotive aftermarket professionals and business partners.
Founded in March 2017, GIPAM unites around sixty companies, in particular PRA manufacturers and importers, repair brands, liquid lubricants specialists, as well as professionals in the field of tools and garage equipment.