With investments of about €8 million, the group Actia Tunisia, specializing in the manufacture of electronic equipment, and located in the industrial zone of Chotrana, in the governorate of Ariana, has decided to carry out an extension project for the manufacture of automotive components, including electric cars.
The project will create 150 new jobs.
Visiting the headquarters of the group Actia Tunisia, Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy, Naila Nouira Gongi, expressed her appreciation for the efforts made by Actia Tunisia to develop automotive industry and create jobs for specialized workforce.
She expressed the active support of her department to such projects with high technological value, especially in automotive components and electrical transition, and this by helping manufacturers to overcome the difficulties, through the constant improvement of the business climate, according to a statement from the Ministry.
The group Actia Tunisia is composed of 4 companies specializing in the manufacture of electronic equipment for the automotive industry, in addition to research and development, or “CIPI Actia”, “Actia Tunisia”, “Actia engineering services” and “Actia Africa”.
The French group, which is headquartered in Toulouse, France, consists of two divisions, an automotive division and a telecom division.
According to French press reports, the group’s order book is full, but its growth is hampered by the crisis in components.
The group employs in Tunisia some 1650 people including 800 engineers and managers.
A research and development unit for automotive components was recently opened in Sfax, employing 400 people.