Italian firms
Published: 11.12 - 2017 12:42Printer version    
Four Italian companies are mentioned in our report Alimentare Occupazione from 2016.

1) Italcementi
In 1992, the Italian cement company Italcementi took control over the French Ciments Francais. Thereby, it also became the owner of Ciments du Maroc, which has an El-Aaiún-based subsidiary called Industrie Sakia el Hamra “Indusaha” SA.
Italcementi is also involved via its subsidiary Italgen for energy supplies.

2) Enel Group
Important partner of Siemens and the Moroccan king's personal wind energy company in the occupied territory. Find more news about Enel in our search engine.

3) Enerlog
The Italian company Enerlog took part in the building of the mills.

Furthermore, notice also that the Italian shipping company d'Amato Fratelli from Napoli was operator of the vessel F.D Angelica which transported phosphate rock from Western Sahara to the US in 2017. Find that company in our report Carriers of Conflict from 2017.

Cranes from the Italian company Fantuzzi Reggiane were before 2008 observed in El Aaiun. It is not known anything more than what mentioned on that link.  




Morocco occupies the major part of its neighbouring country, Western Sahara. Entering into business deals with Moroccan companies or authorities in the occupied territories gives an impression of political legitimacy to the occupation. It also gives job opportunities to Moroccan settlers and income to the Moroccan government. Western Sahara Resource Watch demands foreign companies leave Western Sahara until a solution to the conflict is found.
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