SEWS-CABIND MAROC Ain Harrouda
An especially large number of experienced employees work in Ain Harrouda Plant, which is located about 30 km away from the urban center of Casablanca, among our affiliates in Morocco.
The extensive career development system realizes long-term employment of excellent staff.
Established as a subsidiary of SEWS-CI in 2001, SEWS-CM moved from the former plant in Casablanca to the Ain Harrouda Plant in Mohammedia, a neighboring city, in 2013. Accordingly, the employees working in this plant have the longest years of service among all plants of the Sumitomo Electric Group in Morocco. The products are delivered to FCA＊, which is our main customer. We are proud that His Majesty the King Mohammed VI has commended President Matsumoto for the Group's contribution to national development through job creation. Morocco does not have sufficient personnel assessment systems, and it is therefore common to change jobs for career development. However, our plant is endowed with experienced, long-serving employees with a strong sense of belonging. I believe that this is the result of the outstanding human resource development programs and the internal career development system offered by the Sumitomo Electric Group.
The plant is equipped with a concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) system developed by Sumitomo Electric and a demonstration test is underway for the system. It is also scheduled in 2015 that Sumitomo Electric, JICA＊ and MASEN＊ will jointly conduct a demonstration test for the latest CPV model featuring higher power generation efficiency in Ouarzazate in southern Morocco.
- Abbreviation of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. FCA markets car brands of FIAT AUTO, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Iveco and CNH.
- Abbreviation of Japan International Cooperation Agency.
- Abbreviation of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy.
We provide all employees with generous support such as insurance and grant programs.
Our plant has in place various personnel systems to ensure that we remain an attractive company for our employees. All employees are covered by excellent insurance, and a grant system based on funds reserved by the company and all employees has been established to aid employees who are especially in difficult economic circumstances. While most of the companies in Morocco have no labor union, our plant has two unions and holds a meeting with them every month to discuss the improvement of the working environment. We sometimes supply reasonable bonuses for the positions depending on performance. In addition, we have a welfare program that allows around 10 employees to make a pilgrimage to Mecca, the Muslim holy land, every year.
If you work hard, your efforts will be recognized.
I want to tell my experience to younger people.
Since I joined the company in April 1998, I have attended various training courses and learned the ways of doing work, management and communication with colleagues. Now, as a team leader, I am working to motivate employees and feel that appropriate communication methods are crucial for it. More women are working in Morocco and not only for earning money. I hope that young women who are joining the company have goals, learn each job properly and aim to develop their career.