DETROIT -- Supplier Lear Corp. will open a new electronics plant in Rabat, Morocco. The plant employs 130 and expects to add 230 by the end of 2011.
With the increasing market need, "we are focusing on expanding our core electrical power distribution and power management capabilities," Lear CEO Robert Rossiter said in a statement on Tuesday.
The plant supplies electronics such as battery chargers and gateway modules to European automakers. Customers include BMW AG, Renault SA and Volkswagen AG. The new plant is close to other Lear European plants, and the location allows easy shipment to Europe, Lear said in a statement.
The Detroit-based supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems has one other plant in Morocco, in Tangier.