The Production Technologies Association of South Africa (PtSA), established in 2006, is a membership based organisation with the mission of promoting, protecting and supporting the collective interests of the Tool, Die, Mould and Special Machining industries (TDM Industry) of South Africa, in order to support the growth and development of all manufacturing sectors.
As part of this mission, the Association has entered into a partnership agreement with government (the dtic), the INTSIMBI Future Production Technologies Initiative, to develop programmes to address the needs of the TDM Industry in order to rehabilitate and grow the industry for the benefit of the manufacturing sector.
The Association offers various programmes and benefits to its members through its own project management and implementation agency. These include improvements in efficiency, competitiveness and profitability of the member companies, as well as ensuring that the required skills are available to the members.
PtSA has a co-operation agreement with the Werkzeugbau Akademie (WBA) in Germany which is the leading world partner of the TDM industry in the areas of consulting, further education and research.
PtSA is a member of the International Special Tooling and Machining Association which gives the members access to a number of international associations and member companies, and also has partnership agreements with a number of national organisations for the benefit of its members.
PtSA Management Services (Pty) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Production Technologies Association of South Africa NPO (PtSA). It is a special purpose vehicle and the operational capacity of PtSA, in addition it is the implementation agency responsible for the facilitation and management of all INTSIMBI FPTI programmes.