Membership benefits

PtSA is committed to supporting and developing the South African Tool, Die, Mould and Special Machining industry in support of growth of the manufacturing sector.

  • PtSA has established a substantive government supported initiative to rehabilitate and grow the South African TDM industry
  • PtSA has its own project management and implementation agency for the benefit of its members

Join the best of South Africa

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

    • Participate in the benefits of membership
    • Support the growth of manufacturing in South Africa

Join PtSA and become part of the network of companies which form the tool,die,mould and specialised machining industry of South Africa

  • PtSA members have the opportunity to become part of the national and global network of TDM companies
PtSA is the collective voice of the TDM Industry
  • PtSA regional executive committees co-ordinate inputs from members in each region 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 and government
Improvement of competitiveness of PtSA members
  • 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
  • PtSA, through the process of improving the competitiveness of companies, facilitates the growth of the supplier base for the benefit of the larger corporates, and in particular the OEM’s
Training and upskilling programmes
  •  PtSA developed a number of SAQA approved artisan qualifications and training programmes for the tooling industry
  • PtSA is a provider of toolmaking and machinist training programmes that ensure trained artisans are available to the industry
  • PtSA has accredited training facilities in Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal as the base for these artisan training programmess
  • 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
Networking, matchmaking and information programmes
    • PtSA hosts regular Networking meetings in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal
    • PtSA has a large and comprehensive database which is utilised for the benefit of 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
Better understanding of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)
  • 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 facilitates international connections for its members through its membership of the International Special Tooling and Machining Association (ISTMA World)
    •  Access to over 21 Associations in 20 countries/8000 member companies
    • PtSA hosts attendance at International Conferences organised by ISTMA
    • PtSA organises Trade delegations
PtSA promotes sustainable development within the industry to ensure long term growth of the industry
    • PtSA facilitates opportunities for members to have access to information, training, workshops, etc on sustainable development
PtSA corporate facilities are available for use by its members for activities such as
    • Board meetings
    • Conferencing
    • Training

Who is eligible for membership

Membership of PtSA is open to any company or organisation involved in the Tool, Die, Mould and Specialised Machining Industries in South Africa.
Join as manufacturers, customers, suppliers or as support services.

Membership Categories


For companies actively involved in or dependent on the Tool, Die, Mould and Special Machining Industry where a substantial portion of their income is linked to the Design, Manufacture or use of Tooling


Generally, for companies which are customers of, or suppliers to the Tool, Die, Mould and Specialised Machining industry


Generally, for associations, academic institutions or colleges, etc


Generally for toolmakers, technicians, engineers or relevant interested parties employed in the Tool, Die, Mould and Specialised Machining industries

How to join

Please complete the online application and submit. Alternatively complete the downloadable form and email to us.