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PPG Begins Automotive OEM Sealants Production in Morocco

PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced the startup of a facility in Tangier, Morocco,
that will produce automotive sealants for local vehicle production. The
plant, which marks the company’s first automotive coatings production
facility in Africa, initially will supply materials for Renault Group’s
Dacia brand vehicles that are produced in Tangier and Casablanca.

“This facility’s startup is an important step in providing local supply for
automotive original equipment (OEM) vehicle manufacturers in Morocco,” said
Roald Johannsen, PPG vice president, automotive coatings, Europe, Middle
East and Africa. “The country is already one of the largest and
fastest-growing vehicle producers in Africa. Vehicle output is projected to
increase significantly, with two more production facilities expected to be
added by 2030.”

Policy Center for the New South, a Moroccan think tank, estimates that
automotive output rose from 100,000 vehicles in 2000 to around 400,000
vehicles in 2019. Output is expected to increase to 700,000 vehicles by

PPG’s Tangier facility will produce sealants that allow more flexibility in
vehicle design and manufacturing. The company is assessing the local
production of additional adhesive, sealant and coatings technologies to
supply vehicle manufacturers that are expanding production in Morocco.

PPG continues to advance the development of its automotive adhesives and
sealants to allow vehicle manufacturers to meet their goals of
electrification, light weighting, sustainability, and noise and vibration

“This investment demonstrates our commitment to support our customers and
expand in regions that are poised for growth,” Johannsen said. “Each day, we
partner with our customers to create mutual value and focus on technical
solutions that make a difference.”

To learn more about PPG’s automotive coatings, visit


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coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest
challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With
headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 75
countries and reported net sales of $13.8 billion in 2020. We serve
customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation
markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit

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