Participating at the Manufacturing Indaba is an ideal way to position your company as a market leader at this premier event. By sponsoring, you will showcase your brand optimally and generate great brand awareness. Manufacturing Indaba provides a major networking platform for decision makers and professionals within the Manufacturing sector.

For more information about sponsoring the event, please click here to email, or send an email to info@manufacturingindaba.co.za with ‘Manufacturing Indaba Sponsorship’ in the subject line.


  • Meet qualified buyers in a highly targeted environment
  • Generate valuable sales leads
  • Strengthen relationships with existing and loyal customers
  • Test or launch new products
  • Meet important retailers, service providers and vendors
  • Keep up-to-date with your competitors’ developments
  • Showcase your full range of products


ECIC is the official export credit agency (ECA) of South African government. ECIC provides insurance that enables South African exporters to offer their services and products on the international market, with a particular focus on emerging markets that are considered too risky for conventional insurers. Its overarching goal and mandate from the South African government is to make South African exporters attractive to international buyers to attract foreign income, stimulate local economic growth and create local jobs.

We are a proudly South African company with an experienced and enthusiastic team of consultants, who help clients solve business problems unique to their local marketplace.

As the official distribution partner for Epicor Software Corporation in Southern Africa, we provide a platform to harness the best in ERP across on-premise and cloud-based environments.

At epic ERP we focus on four main business drivers:

Profitability. Get the visibility and accessibility to data that you need, to understand what is happening in your business at any time, from any device.

Productivity. Gain efficiencies with capabilities that support lean organisations and smart factory initiatives and empower employees with real-time access to the shop floor.

Future-proof. Greater and easier connectedness with open architecture and extensibility that offers users a way to tap into modern technologies as they become mainstream.

Opportunity. Add new services and products to grow your business and extend your reach by selling into new segments and geographies.


The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is a state-owned development finance institution mandated to provide funding for the development of industry in South Africa, and the rest of Africa. It was established in 1940 by the Industrial Development Corporation Act No 22 of 1940. As South Africa’s largest development finance institution, the IDC has helped to build industrial capacity that fuels the country’s economic growth, by funding viable businesses within key industrial sectors. For more than seven decades, we have been instrumental in implementing South Africa’s industrial policy, and establishing industries that have since become cornerstones of the country’s manufacturing sector. Our goal is to support manufacturing activities that improve competitiveness, create jobs, and support local opportunities that are environmentally friendly. The IDC has a vested interest in empowering businesses that will bring transformation in the economy, and supporting emerging entrepreneurs and black industrialists.


DataProphet is a data science company specialising in predictive and prescriptive machine learning solutions within the manufacturing industry. Behind DataProphet’s success is a strong team of thirty data scientists, with diverse skillsets in Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics and Actuarial Science.

Our solution, OMNI, is targeted towards complex, multi-step industrial manufacturing processes, utilizing an advanced form of supervised and unsupervised machine learning to:

  1. Predict defects, faults or any quality issues with a product.
  2. Identify high yield operating regime.
  3. Perform quality control tasks using computer vision on every product.

With the ability to learn from historical production process data, OMNI automatically finds the optimal set points for variable process parameters within their control limits to maximise the output yield. The solution takes into account ambient features and understands how different process parameters interact with each other through the successive steps in the manufacturing environment.

OMNI can then, for any new production batch, serve optimal parameters learnt from previous experiences and account for process drift occurring in the natural manufacturing environment (e.g. regular machine wear).

Currently deployed at numerous manufacturing sites globally, OMNI has consistently increased yield and reduced scrap rates. In each case, the results are quantifiable at a financial level.


Deloitte is one of the Africa’s leading professional services firms; providing Audit, Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory, Business Process Solutions and Corporate Finance services to clients across the continent. We service clients across industries that include manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, mining and the public sector. We operate through over 8000 skilled people across 29 offices in Africa to service 53 countries across the continent.

Our value to clients lies in making an impact that matters as we draw on unique service combinations, while we understand and evaluate our clients’ issues broadly and deeply. By working together in multifunctional teams, our professionals are able to share knowledge and ideas to develop solutions that are tailored to each client.


Established in 1978, SYSPRO is an industry-built Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution designed to simplify business complexity for manufacturers and distributors worldwide. SYSPRO provides an end-to-end business solution for optimized cost control, streamlined business processes, improved productivity, and real-time data analysis for comprehensive reporting and decision-making.

What sets SYSPRO apart is an unwavering, sustained focus on the manufacturing and distribution sectors. Combined with a practical approach to technology and a passionate commitment to simplifying business processes, SYSPRO dedicates itself to the success of its partners and customers alike.

SYSPRO is highly scalable and can be deployed either in the cloud, on-premise, or accessed via any mobile device.


Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to promote, brand and market the province of KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination. It facilitates trade by assisting local companies to access international markets. TIKZN contributes to economic development by promoting the Province of KwaZulu–Natal as the premier investment destination and the leader in export trade. KwaZulu-Natal exporters are assisted to directly establish contacts in targeted markets, where the investment agency leads Export outward selling business missions and provides on-the-ground support. It further assists with in-market meetings arranged with potential customers and business partners for KwaZulu-Natal Exporters.


Baker Baynes is Autodesk’s largest Gold Tier Authorised Partner in Africa. As a full technology solutions driven organisation, we serve an ecosystem of customers, across Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Process Plant, Energy, Mining, Manufacturing and Government. We are backed by global technology brands, bringing best practices, products and skills to Africa, delivering profitable outcomes for our clients. We bring people, process and technology together, improving efficiency in the ecosystem and improving value.


The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme of government that promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

From assessments at 1,100 manufacturing sites, the NCPC-SA has identified opportunities to save R1.6 billion per annum in energy, water and materials costs in participating companies since 2011. Cumulated savings through energy efficiency implementation currently stands at R 3.1 billion.

Subsidised services include energy, water and waste assessments, resource and energy efficiency training and implementation support.

Cova Advisory  & Associates was established by Duane Newman and Tumelo Chipfupa. The Cova team offers an holistic advisory service and has over 50 years experience in various government programmes including grant and tax incentives,  supplier development and black economic empowerment,  DFI finance, carbon tax, customs and international trade.  We have a team of chartered accountants, lawyers and engineers. Cova is a SANAS accredited energy measurement and verification Inspection Body (EEMV0007).


A.T. Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors to the world’s foremost organizations. A.T. Kearney is a partner-owned firm, devoted to helping clients achieve immediate impact and growing advantage on their most mission-critical issues.

With disruptive developments in advanced technologies such as additive manufacturing, internet of things, big data, and advanced analytics, the bar for manufacturing excellence has shifted. Committed to driving excellence A.T. Kearney in 1992 co-developed The Factory of the Year award, recognising exceptional operations performance across six key dimensions. Globally regarded as the most rigorous benchmarking assessment, Factory of the Year participants benefit from being benchmarked against over 2000 global factories, providing valuable insights into areas for improvement.


SITA was established in 1999 to consolidate and coordinate the State’s information technology resources in order to achieve cost savings through scale, increase delivery capabilities and enhance interoperability. Our mission is to leverage ICT as a strategic resource to enable government to improve service delivery and to meet the challenges faced by a developmental state. This we will do by building a high performance and innovative organisation with the requisite capability, competency and capacity to meet the information technology requirements of government, create shareholder value and deliver high levels of customer, employee and community satisfaction. The Agency remains committed in all its engagements to adhere to the Government’s “IT House of Values”, aiming to achieve reduced costs, increased productivity and increased service  delivery to South African citizens.