Making local manufacturing viable

Helping boost momentum for a South African manufacturing revival, this year’s AfriMold trade fair from 4 – 6 June at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg will showcase the latest trends and innovative solutions for the sector.

South Africa’s manufacturing sector faces stiff competition from offshore manufacturers, who appear to have the scale and capabilities to produce goods faster and cheaper. Even local innovators and business are offshoring their manufacturing.

Challenging this outlook, AfriMold, the 4th annual manufacturing trade fair and conference for the design, precision engineering & machining, automotive component, tooling, tool making, production and application development sectors, will address the critical issues around making local manufacturing viable and productive.

Taking a positive view on the technologies and strategies that can keep local innovation at home, invigorate South African manufacturing, and critically – help make it cost effective to produce goods locally – AfriMold will showcase the latest and the best solutions and outline strategies for growth. Offering solutions for every sector, AfriMold also enables vital business networking opportunities for small, medium and large players.

See best of breed solutions at AfriMold trade fair

The AfriMold trade fair will be a hub of innovation where local and international market leaders exhibit solutions for design, materials, simulation, visualisation, engineering, virtual reality, CAE, CAD and CAM, rapid prototyping and tooling, patternmaking and prototyping, precision machining, mould-making and tooling, tools, machine tools, quality assurance and automation, as well as processing and finishing.

Exhibitors who have not yet secured their space at the exhibition can book their stands by contacting Terri Bernstein at Tel: +27 83 635 3539 or; or

Ann on +27 82 336 6791 or


Trends and solutions at AfriMold Conference

AfriMold’s organisers polled delegates at last year’s AfriMold, to enable them to deliver even more targeted and relevant information at this year’s event. As a result, the highlights of the two-day AfriMold conference will include insights into:

· What the SA Automotive sector expects from the local tooling industry

· Industrial Design: The Competitive Edge for Tooling and Manufacture

· Solutions for super profitable tool rooms

· How to fund equipment with IDC money

· Initiatives to boost Toolmaking Enterprises Development.

The event will also include the PISA/ AfriMold Student Design Presentations and PISA Member Awards.

For the full agenda, and to secure your space at the AfriMold conference, visit

The event, a partner of the highly successful EuroMold trade fair, is endorsed by major industry bodies, including the Toolmaking Association of South Africa (TASA), the National Association of Automotive Component Manufacturers (NAACAM); the Plastics Institute of South Africa, Manufacturing Circle as well as by the department of trade and industry.


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