Castool Tooling Systems, a division of Exco Technologies Limited, opened its latest production facility in Kenitra, Morocco. This is Castool’s third facility, complementing its existing operations in Uxbridge, Canada, and Chon Buri, Thailand.
“We started Castool in Canada in 1986 to support our existing die casting and extrusion customers, to make our customers’ castings and profiles better and faster,” said Paul Robbins, vice president and general manager of Castool. “Since then, Castool has gained acceptance globally as a preferred supplier to many of the global automotive companies, extrusion press/die cast machine manufacturers, extruders and die casters.”
The location in Morocco will enable Castool to better serve its customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It will also provide increased capacity to meet the growing global demand for larger and more complex tooling driven by the electric vehicle revolution and the worldwide movement towards reducing emissions.
The new 40,000 sq. ft. building includes 40 ton lifting and machining capabilities that will be able to service the larger containers that extruders currently prefer. In addition, it is outfitted with 3-, 4-, and 5-axis machining equipment for achieving precise tolerances. Tool steels for the plant are primarily supplied by DEW, a German steel mill owned by Swiss Steel.
“I congratulate Castool on the opening of their facility in Morocco, where I know they will have tremendous success,” said Darren Kirk, president and CEO of Exco. “This represents Exco’s 16th strategic manufacturing facility and it is also an important driver towards achieving our growth targets and advancing our [environmental, social, and governance (ESG)] strategic priorities.”