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Opening ceremony of the first Moroccan Berrechid factory specializing in medical textiles

The company specializing in the manufacture of medical textile products Lamatem continued on Monday to the Berrechid industrial area, inaugurating the opening of its first industrial unit requiring an investment of 120 million dirhams.

Opening ceremony in the presence of Minister of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy, United States Consul General in Casablanca, Jennifer Rasamimanan, as well as representatives of the US Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) and representatives of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Lamatem is able to produce all kinds of clothing needed in various medical procedures, ranging from a simple visit to surgery (blouses, ditches, pajamas, dresses, Charlotte, hood ..).

The company has previously signed an agreement with the home ministry, specifically allowing for the creation of nearly 850 jobs (direct and indirect), and is currently developing an estimated production capacity of 6 million per month.

The Lamatem industrial unit is spread over a covered area of ​​13,800 m2, including a clean room, the largest in North Africa, with an area of ​​6,000 m2 extending to 8,500 m2. It has a warehouse with 2,500 m2 of intake and receive lines and is ISO 13495 certified.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Elalamy stressed that this investment, "important", allows for, in addition to job creation in the region, the densification of the "Textiles for Technical Use" ecosystem, an innovative sector that represents strong development potential.

"This facility enhances the production capacity of textiles for medical use, most of which is exclusively imported to Morocco," he said, adding that this industrial unit, which currently employs 350 people, will not only serve the local market but also rub against international competition and quality exporting 90% of its production.

In addition, Mr Elalamy stressed that the textile sector in Morocco had taken on color and was "once again becoming one of the vectors of economic development in Morocco".

For his part, Lamatem CEO Abdallah Badaa noted that with this project, Morocco joins the club in a limited number of countries producing disposable medical textiles, noting that Lamatem's aim is "to serve the health sector in Morocco".

For his part, Lamatem's CEO Ali Badaa said the unit was designed in accordance with international standards, which allowed him to possess all the necessary certificates to take the textile product order medical world.

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