Lear Corporation has opened a new electronics plant in Rabat, Morocco. The facility will mostly deliver systems and components to the European market.

Lear, a U.S. based automotive supplier, said the new plant wil build battery chargers, gateway modules and other electronics components for European carmakers that include BMW, Renault and Volkswagen.

The 14,340 square-meter facility currently houses 130 employees and will employ approximately 230 people by the end of the year.

Lear said the location of the plant enables easy shipment to the European market. It is also close to other European plants the company runs.

Bob Rossiter, Lear CEO, said in a statement that the plant will support the group's growing electrical power management systems business. Said Rossiter: "With the increasing market need, we are focusing on expanding our core electrical power distribution and power management capabilities."