Acquisition of a vibrating press for the manufacture of concrete agglomerates and slabs
Founded in 1998 in Tangier, Detroit Plancher is a family-owned SME specializing in the manufacture of concrete building materials such as agglomerates, hourdis, prestressed beams, hollow-core slabs, lintels and kerbstones. As part of its modernization strategy, the company opted to replace its 13-year-old energy-guzzling concrete block machine, which frequently broke down always leading to high maintenance costs and business disruptions. For this new project, the company turned to the Green Value Chain program for financing and technical assistance.
The new machine is a Novabloc model with an installed power of 197.5 kW, capable of producing 2,100 parts per hour. It boasts significant technological advances, particularly in terms of productivity and energy efficiency. Its vibration system is more efficient, ensuring effective management of motor consumption and eliminating vibration losses through belts.
Thanks to this new investment, Detroit Plancher has been able to reduce its annual electricity consumption by 34%, and its CO2 emissions by 116 tonnes of CO2 equivalent each year.
Green Value Chain (GVC) in Morocco is an EBRD credit line that provides financing to local partner financial institutions for the financing of green investments by SMEs operating in value chains. Supported by the European Union, the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Korea Technical Assistance and Cooperation Account (KTACA) and the EBRD’s Special Shareholders Fund, the facility helps improve the competitiveness of SMEs and their value chains through highly efficient green investments.