Modernization of equipment for a Moroccan SME specializing in industrial cutting

Casablanca, Morocco
Acquisition of a CNC Laser cutting machine
Investment Size
Financial results
Payback period 4.74 years
Energy savings
712 MWh/Year
CO2 savings
407 TCO2eq/year
Productivity gain / Energy saving / Competitiveness

New Laser cutting machine to replace the old generation machine

Created in 2014, Laser Tolerie Plus is a Moroccan company specializing in the industrial cutting of steel sheets and non-ferrous metals. It has high-performance cutting machines, which bring many advantages: quality, responsiveness, flexibility, and production flexibility.

As part of its strategy to modernize and optimize its production, the company has decided to invest in a new CNC Laser cutting machine type TrulaLaser 3040 L81(4000 X 2000), with Laser TruDisk to replace its old Trulaser 5040 CO2 cutting machine which dates back to 2008. This investment aims at increasing production capacity by 53% while guaranteeing appropriate energy and environmental conditions.

This new cutting machine is equipped with the latest generation fiber laser (also called solid state laser), which does not require laser gas as in CO2 laser cutting machines. The 6001 TruDisk laser of this machine has a large format cutting bed of 2032 x 4064 mm (80 X 160) with a maximum power of 6 kW. The maximum absorbed power of the machine in production mode is 20 kW. The electrical efficiency of a fiber optic laser is 5 times higher than the CO2 laser.

This €510,000 investment will improve the company’s productivity and save almost €60,000 per year (a payback period of almost 5 years) by reducing its energy consumption. Annual savings of 712 MWh of electricity and 407 tCO2eq emissions avoided  emissions can be generated.

Green Value Chain (GVC) in Morocco is a credit facility of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development(EBRD) to provide funding to local partner financial institutions for on-lending to Moroccan SMEs belonging to agribusiness, processing industries and logistics value chains and ecosystems. Supported by the European Union, the Green Climate Fund(GCF), the Korean Technical Assistance and Cooperation Account (KTACA) and the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund (EBRD SSF), the facility aims to improve competitiveness of SMEs and that of their value chains and ecosystems through highly efficient green investments.