Usine Casablanca Somaca

Privatized in 2003, SOMACA (Société Marocaine de Constructions Automobiles) has been 100% owned by Renault since March 2019. The Casablanca plant builds Groupe Renault vehicles. It currently produces the Logan, Sandero Sandero Stepway models from Dacia.

Identity


  • FOUNDED IN: 1959
  • LEGAL FORM AND CAPITAL OWNERSHIP: Limited company owned 99% by Groupe Renault (91% by Renault sas ; 8% by Renault Maroc), 1% by private shareholders.                  
  • ACTIVITY: Bodywork-assembly
  • WORKFORCE1,502 at December 31, 2018
  • PRODUCTION LINES: 1 line 
  • MODELS BUILT: Logan 2, Sandero 2
  • AREA: 31 ha, o/w 9 ha of covered buildings
  • CERTIFICATIONS: EAQF "A"
  • ADDRESSSOMACA, km 12, Autoroute de Rabat Ain Sebaa, Casablanca, BP 2628, Morocco
  • TELEPHONE: + 212 22 75 48 48

production 2018


  • Logan 2: 29 689 units
  • Sandero 253 745 units

BACKGROUND

  • 1959: creation of the Casablanca plant.
  • 1966: signing of an agreement with the Moroccan State for the assembly of Renault vehicles by SOMACA.
  • 1996: signing of the ‘Economical LCV’ agreement with the Moroccan State and manufacturing of the Express model begins.
  • 1999: manufacturing of Kangoo begins.
  • 2001: ISO 9002 certification awarded.
  • 2003: signing of an agreement with the Moroccan State for the acquisition by Renault of 38 % of the SOMACA’s share capital (26 % in September 2003 and 12% at the end of October 2005).
  • 2004: signing of the ‘Renault Kangoo Economical Car’ agreement with the Moroccan government.
  • 2005: Renault acquired the 20% share in SOMACA held by Fiat and the 12% share in SOMACA held by the Moroccan State.
  • 2006: Renault acquired 14% of the capital of SOMACA, held by private shareholders. Launch of Logan 1.5 dCi.
  • 2007: Logan exported to plants in France and Spain – Plant receives ISO 14001 certification.
  • 2009: launch of production of Sandero.
  • 2011: 50th Anniversary Celebration.
  • 2013: SOMACA starts producing new Sandero and new Logan.
  • 2016: celebration 500,000th Renault vehicle / Signature of the new collective agreement.
  • 2017: inauguration of the wastewater treatment plant.
  • 2018: production capacity increasing project annoucement.
  • 2019: Renault acquires the remaining 20% held by PSA in March 2019.