The Tool, Die, Mould-making and precision engineering sectors will take centerstage at the 5th edition of South African Automotive Week from October 11-13 2016 at the Tshwane Events Centre.
Speaking after the launch of the Eastern Cape Tooling Initiative (ECTI) in Port Elizabeth in April, Inkanyezi Events CEO Andrew Binning said the sector would be showcased alongside the automotive supply chain as part of the co-hosted confex, titled TDM Africa.
TDM Africa is supported by TASA and has developed a strategic alliance with German Tooling Association VDWF and Moulding Expo International Trade Fair, through which international tooling experts have been invited to address conference delegates.
Also speaking at the launch of the ECTI, National Tooling Initiative Executive Chair Bob Williamson reinforced the need for greater collaboration between the TDM and automotive manufacturing sectors.
“There is no such thing as manufacturing without tooling. 60% of the efficiency of a manufactured product is based on the selection of tool used.”
Williamson said the ability to develop bespoke tooling for specific manufacturing