Tunisia has targeted the automotive components industry as one of its key strategic choices for future development. Critical infrastructure enhancements and a set of attractive incentives have established Tunisia as an advantageous destination for foreign investment. As North Africa’s leading innovator, Tunisia is advancing the trend towards increasingly autonomous production of low energy consumption vehicles, such as electric cars, while remaining cost effective.
The availability of human resources with confirmed know-how enables Tunisia to be well placed in terms of cost competitiveness.
Eight engineering schools -- including a school specialising in mechatronics -- and 36 sectors-specific training centres enhance the qualification level of human resources in critical high added-value sectors: precision mechanics, mechatronics, electronics, embedded systems, engineering plastics and more.
Tunisia’s infrastructure network is specifically adapted to car component industries and is constituted by:
- A competitiveness cluster
- 2 operational economic parks
- Over 150 industrial zones
- A deep-water port project in Enfidha with 1,500 meters of dock space designed to accommodate large ships and a capacity of 18,000 containers
Efforts to promote the sector are supported by government policies, which can be summarized as follows:
- Freedom of foreign participation in the capital of offshore companies
- Freedom of access to land ownership for the implementation of investment
- Freedom to transfer funds (profits, dividends and assets) abroad
- Grants for intangible investment and r&d expenditure in a number of regional development areas
The companies operating in Tunisia encompass all stages of the value chain, achieving an integration rate of 40%.
Major global equipment manufacturers are based in Tunisia and supply renowned car manufacturers such as Audi, Peugeot and Volkswagen.
The main exported products are safety devices, motor equipment, water and gas pumps and electronic and electrical components.
Tunisia leads Africa in terms of the well-being of its population.
Apart from the mild climate and the variety of landscapes, Tunisia has:
- Modern residential neighbourhoods of high standing at competitive costs
- Numerous shopping centres and hypermarkets
- Foreign schools
- Diversified and developed tourism, leisure and sports facilities
Tunisia is also the leader in North Africa in terms of the quality of the health care system.
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