DMG Mori to build new production plant in Egypt
Posted on 26 Jun 2021 and read 1042 times
DMG Mori AG
is to build Africa’s first machine tool factory in Cairo, following a decision at a meeting between Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly, DMG Mori’s chairman Christian Thönes and AOI President (Arab Organisation for Industrialisation) Lt Gen Abdel Moneam Al Tarras.
Mr Thönes said: “Egypt is the door to Africa — a continent full of potential and high demand for future technologies. With our ‘Smart Factory’, we are accelerating the industrialisation of this country, creating new future-proof jobs and offering attractive educational opportunities.”
Together with its long-standing partner AOI, DMG Mori is investing in a 20,000m2
, highly automated and fully digitalised production plant for turning and milling machines; it will include flexible automation, flow assembly with AGV transport systems, and have an annual capacity of over 1,000 machines.
The DMG Mori GEMAS (German Egyptian Manufacturing Solutions) joint venture will be built on a total area of around 60,000m2
near Cairo Airport and is expected to be opened in the autumn of 2023.
There are two companies using the name DMG Mori: DMG Mori AG, with registered office in Bielefeld, Germany; and DMG Mori Co Ltd, with registered office in Nara, Japan. DMG Mori AG is indirectly controlled by DMG Mori Co Ltd. This article refers exclusively to DMG Mori AG.