Technology transfer and industry networks

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Support manufacturing growth in South Africa


Promoting, protecting and supporting the collective interests of the Tool, Die, Mould and Special Machining Industries of South Africa in continual support of the growth and development of all manufacturing sectors


To safeguard and expand the South African Manufacturing sector for the benefit and prosperity of all its people

International Partnership

PtSA is a member of the International Special Tooling and Machining Association (ISTMA)

What we offer


PtSA members have the opportunity to become part of the national and global network of TDM companies.


PtSA offers an international benchmarking process to its members.
PtSA facilitates the implementation of productivity improvement programmes in member companies.
PtSA, through the INTSIMBI partnership agreement, facilitates the funding of selected productivity improvements in member companies.

Training and upskilling

PtSA regional executive committee’s co-ordinate inputs from members in each region in order to assist with formulating national strategies for engagements with government and authorities.
PtSA members have the opportunity to participate in interactive dialogue with government and authorities regarding the development of the industry.
The PtSA partnership agreement with government (INTSIMBI Future Production Technologies Initiative) facilitates dialogue between its own industry.

Collective voice

PtSA developed the artisan training programme for toolmakers which is SAQA approved to NQF Level 5, in order to ensure that the required skills are available to the industry.
PtSA provides toolmaking and machinist training programmes that ensure trained artisans are available to the industry
PtSA training facilities in Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal are the base for these artisan training programmes.
PtSA short courses are available to its members in order to continuously improve the level of skills within member companies, and in particular with regard to new technologies.

4th Industrial Revolution

PtSA facilitates the understanding of technology developments for its members by means of information programmes, demonstrations, publications and networking.
PtSA represents the TDM industry at a strategic level in formulating policies.
PtSA training programmes are continuously adapted to changing technologies.


PtSA hosts regular Networking meetings in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal.
PtSA has a large and comprehensive database which is available to members
PtSA facilitates B2B (Business to Business) introductions.
PtSA hosts an annual convention to facilitate interaction amongst members and to assist with the communication of developments in the industry.

International connections

Access to over 21 Associations in 20 countries/8000 member companies.
PtSA hosts attendance at International Conferences organised by ITSMA.
PtSA organises Trade delegations.

Sustainable development

PtSA facilitates opportunities for members to have access to information, training, workshops, etc. on sustainable development.
Corporate facilities.

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Become part of the network of companies which forms the Tool, Die, Mould and Specialised Machining industry in South Africa!

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