mobile | classic
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology Magazine





Follow us on:
Follow us on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn


Search...

Electronics Buyers' Guide

Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook 2019


 

Local manufacturing sector coming together for expo in May
27 February 2019, News

AREI (Association of Representatives for the Electronics Industry) has teamed up with SACEEC (South African Capital Equipment Export Council) for an event to be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 21 to 23 May 2019.

The Local Manufacturing Expo (LME), organised by Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, will seek to drive inclusion for local manufacturers as part of both the local and international supply chains, and has been endorsed by the Premier of Gauteng, David Makhura.

Eric Bruggeman, CEO of SACEEC.
Eric Bruggeman, CEO of SACEEC.

In a presentation at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition in September 2018, the CEO of SACEEC, Eric Bruggeman, stated that approximately 50-70% local content in products would be considered acceptable to the future growth and sustainability of the local manufacturing sector. He went on to say that the local manufacturing sector had experienced its highest turnover in some time during the third quarter of 2017.

Capturing 32% of the local pie, the sector proved that it is a serious contender, running a close second to general trade. SACEEC currently has 240 members and over the past three years these members have contributed over R43 billion per annum to the local economy.

Bruggeman cited Transnet’s delayed pipeline project as a great example of how local manufacturers could help to build the country’s economy and reduce unemployment. The project, which has been plagued by numerous delays, was finally completed in early 2018. A local manufacturer of valves received a substantial order to replace the existing valves after products from two different sources had failed to produce a positive outcome.

“This is especially relevant given the fact that local procurement specialists still insist on sourcing products from overseas when local alternatives have in fact proven to be superior in terms of both performance and reliability. In a nutshell, the unnecessary importation of goods, which are available from local manufacturers, is costing South Africa innumerable jobs and needs to be urgently addressed,” said Bruggeman.

In addition to the exhibition, SAIMechE will be hosting free-to-attend seminars, AREI will have its own pavilion and the Artisan Training Institute (ATI) is hosting the Skills Development Zone. Other Association partners include International Steel Fabricators (ISF), Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa (LEEASA) and Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA).

“We are very excited at the potential that the Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo will provide for local manufacturers to market themselves to a captive extended audience. The exhibition will not only allow them to showcase their products and services in an interactive manner, but will furthermore equip them with the skills needed to drive entrepreneurial innovation and aftersales service. It will also create a fertile environment for visitors to find the right BBBEE and technology partners,” said Bruggeman.

According to Charlene Hefer, portfolio director for Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, the industry has shown great interest in the exhibition and stand sales have been brisk. “We do still have a few stands available and urge local manufacturers to seize this strategic opportunity to engage with a captive buying audience. Interested parties can contact our sales team to customise a package that will build their brand quickly and effectively,” she said.

To book a stand at LME 2019 or to find out more information about the exhibition visit the website at www.localmanufacturingexpo.co.za or email info@localmanufacturing.co.za


  Share on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn    

Further reading:

  • Electronics news digest
    26 June 2019, News
    South Africa • South Africa is looking to take on a leading role in the international space weather monitoring community. Space weather events are capable of seriously disrupting modern technologies ...
  • Clearing the static: ESD testing and monitoring – Part 2
    26 June 2019, Altico Static Control Products, News
    Once you’ve identified an ESD protected area (EPA) and the combination of ESD (electrostatic discharge) control products your facility requires, continuous testing and monitoring need to be conducted. ...
  • AI on a chip
    26 June 2019, News
    Researchers have created a machine learning library programmed in C that can run on microcontrollers, and on other platforms such as PCs, Raspberry PI and Android.
  • From the editor’s desk: Local developments using solar power
    26 June 2019, Technews Publishing, News
    It’s always great to see local developers doing good work, and Dataweek always enjoys getting a chance to feature them. Sadly, people seldom share with us the interesting things they’re working on, whether ...
  • CSIR pushes to localise technologies
    26 June 2019, News
    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has pledged to work closely with the private sector and innovation partners in developing and localising technologies to support the advancement ...
  • SIMCom product seminar to be held next week
    26 June 2019, Otto Wireless, News
    Otto Wireless Solutions, in conjunction with SIMCom, will be hosting an informative half-day seminar at Riversands, Fourways on 10 July 2019. In addition to a brief product presentation by Otto Wireless ...
  • Demand for local products highlighted at LME expo
    26 June 2019, News
    The Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME), held in Johannesburg in late May, managed to draw a respectable 3473 visitors in its first ever outing. “The Expo was the culmination of a vision that ...
  • Electronics news digest
    29 May 2019, News
    South Africa • South Africa will soon join the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (C4IR Network) alongside China, India and Japan by launching an affiliate ...
  • Clearing the static: ESD testing and monitoring - Part 1
    29 May 2019, Altico Static Control Products, News
    Static energy is an unseen threat, and the only way of knowing how to control it is by testing. Depending on your industry and application, there will be specific resistivity requirements that will govern ...
  • From the editor’s desk: US-China trade war hits chip makers
    29 May 2019, Technews Publishing, News
    The escalating trade war between the US and China has the global economy on high alert, and unless things normalise soon it is going to have massive ramifications on many industries. Following US president ...
  • Otto Wireless scoops two new agencies
    29 May 2019, Otto Wireless, News
    Otto Wireless Solutions has recently been appointed as the official distributor for two overseas manufacturers of RF and microwave components: Taiwanese microwave ceramic components designer and manufacturer, ...
  • Actum acquires Band-It business in South Africa
    29 May 2019, Actum Electronics, News
    The Actum Group has acquired Banding and Identification Solutions Africa (BISA), the leading distributor of Band-It clamping and fastening products in South Africa. The transaction, which was finalised ...

 
 
         
Contact:
Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronics Buyers’ Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Other
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual





 

         
    Classic | Mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.