The future of African industries is starting to experience a transformative shift with the introduction of cutting-edge advanced manufacturing solutions. To define Advanced Manufacturing, it is the practice of using innovative technologies and methods to improve and enhance competitiveness within the manufacturing sector. Ground-breaking initiatives are being implemented in various African manufacturing entities and are aimed to propel the continent’s industrial landscape into a new era of efficiency, innovation and sustainability.
In collaboration with leading global technology partners and local stakeholders, the Manufacturing Indaba Conference & Exhibition to be hosted in Johannesburg from the 24 – 26 October 2023, is proud to announce its commitment to fostering economic development across Africa through focused discussions around the implementation of advanced manufacturing techniques. With a steadfast focus on enhancing productivity, reducing waste, and driving sustainable practices, advanced manufacturing is poised to reshape industries and uplift communities.
Key Features of Advanced Manufacturing for Africa:
Technological Leap: Advanced Manufacturing seeks to introduce state-of-the-art technologies, such as additive manufacturing (3D printing), robotics, artificial intelligence, and IoT (Internet of Things), to enable more efficient and precise production processes.
Capacity Building: Through knowledge sharing, training programmes and skills development initiatives, advanced manufacturing aims to empower local talent with the expertise needed to harness these advanced technologies, creating a highly skilled workforce.
Sustainable Practices: Environmental responsibility is a core pillar of the implementation of advanced manufacturing. By implementing cleaner and more resource-efficient manufacturing processes, we aim to minimise the ecological footprint while contributing to sustainable development goals.
Economic Growth: The adoption of advanced manufacturing will undoubtedly bolster African economic growth by attracting investments, driving innovation and enhancing global competitiveness.
Cross-Industry Impact: From aerospace and automotive to healthcare and consumer goods, the benefits of advanced manufacturing will be felt across a diverse range of industries, fuelling their evolution and expansion.
Collaborative Ecosystem: The Manufacturing Indaba recognises the importance of collaboration. The event coordinating team is working closely with governments, development agencies, educational institutions and industry associations to create a collaborative ecosystem that will foster innovation and drive shared success.
“We encourage manufacturers to join us and attend the Manufacturing Indaba Conference and find out about the innovative technological solutions that Advanced Manufacturing has to offer. Join us in this journey to revolutionise Africa’s industries and pave the way for a brighter, more prosperous future.” Says Liz Hart, Manufacturing Indaba Managing Director.