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Groupe SEB strengthens its presence in Africa

Groupe SEB is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Preciber, a family- company in Morocco owned by Mr. Mohammed Berrada and Precima, leading to the creation of the joint venture Groupe SEB Maroc, which is 55% controlled by Groupe SEB. 

Groupe SEB logo with the flag of Morocco and several products sold in Morocco: Express cocotte, the genuine Moulinex blender and Moulinex food processor

Founded in 1971, Precima, which Mr Berrada is a founder is active in three main areas: the manufacture and distribution of cooking appliances such as pressure cookers under the EXPRESS brand, the manufacture and distribution of gas appliances, and the marketing of water heaters and boilers. 

Relying on a strong local partner such as Preciber will enable Groupe SEB to accelerate the development of its sales in Morocco and to make the most of the strong potential of this market.  

In concrete terms, Groupe SEB Maroc will import and distribute exclusively Groupe SEB products in Morocco (small household appliances and cookware), as well as distribute EXPRESS brand pressure cookers in modern distribution.

At the same time, Groupe SEB has invested via SEB Alliance in the CathayAfricInvest Innovation fund to identify start-ups active on the African continent in line with its innovation policy. This fund is one of the largest of its kind in Africa.     

After the establishment of a joint venture in Egypt in 2018, Groupe SEB thus confirms its desire to have a strong foothold in Africa.