New forklift for an SME operating in cardboard recycling

Casablanca, Morocco
Acquisition of a forklift truck
Investment Size
€ 27,923
Energy savings
58.56 MWh/year
CO2 savings
19.32 T eq CO2 per year
Reduce energy consumption, Reduce carbon footprint

Acquisition of a forklift truck

MACARPA is a leading cardboard and paper recycling company in Morocco, processing more than 3,000 tonnes every month. However, in order to meet the growing demand from its customers and partners, the company was challenged by managing a supply chain based on an obsolete process, using energy-intensive and essentially manual transport equipment. The company therefore decided to invest in a new forklift truck and sought the GEFF II assistance for this acquisition.

The new machine offers a number of advantages, not least its robust design, which ensures high durability. It also offers improved safety conditions, ensuring the protection of operators. In addition, driving and manoeuvring comfort has been optimised, enabling users to work more efficiently. What’s more, the local availability of spare parts makes it easier and quicker to carry out any repairs or maintenance that may be required. This machine comes also t with more advanced technological features in terms of energy efficiency. With a power rating of 43 kW and a load capacity of 3 tonnes, this forklift enables the company to achieve a higher loading capacity, which translates into reduced processing times.

Thanks to this new investment realized with GEFF II funding and technical assistance , MACARPA reduced its annual electricity consumption by 22% and its greenhouse gas emissions by 19.32 teqCO2 each year.


Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) in Morocco is a green economy financing program, implemented by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), will provide financing to Moroccan private enterprises through local financial institution partners. Supported by the European Union (EU), the Green Climate Fund (GCF). It will enable local companies to invest in green technologies, reduce their costs through climate adaptation measures, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.