French group Pogo Citroen announced on Tuesday that it will double the capacity of its production plant in Quneitra to 200,000 cars a year from 2020.

It is expected that the new plant, which is located in the free industrial zone in the city of Quneitra, will start in the coming year at an initial rate of up to 100 thousand cars annually. The figure will double within one year.

Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafiz Al-Alami, and John Christoph Kimar, Executive Vice President, Middle East and Africa, and member of the group's collective board of directors.

According to a communiqué issued by the French group, the plant of Quneitra will start in 2019 with engines and cars and will be based on the fabric of Moroccan suppliers, which would allow for a local integration rate of 60 per cent at launch and 80 per cent in the long term.

The group's decision to double its capacity at the Quneitra plant after its products have been seen globally and in the Middle East and Africa region. Increasing the plant's additional capacity will be critical to accelerating the development of the industrial system of the Pogo Citroen Group in Morocco.

"The industrial system PSA will expand at a steady pace of significant achievements. The fabric of the players varies with the stability of new car parts manufacturers, the local integration rate is on the rise, the volume of local purchases is growing," Alami said. The development research system is in the process of formation, "adding that" the project represents a real development locomotive for the sector to record outstanding performance. "

For his part, John Christoph Kimar, official of the French group, said that the PSA Group is in the process of creating an integrated system in Morocco will cover the entire value chain of the automotive sector, noting that this project "has no counterpart in the African continent."

The world's leading French group is available on five automotive brands: Pogo, Citroen, Opel, DS and Fauxhall, a leader in auto-controlled vehicles connected to the Internet.

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