Leading the future of manufacturing

The future of manufacturing is changing rapidly. Technology brings disruption, innovation and great opportunity. And it’s all happening at South Africa’s only manufacturing-focused business school and research institution, the Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies (TWIMS).

As part of our investment in manufacturing innovation and research, TFG is sponsoring a position at TWIMS for the Head of Future Manufacturing, one of four dedicated research chairs. This position will help develop executives with world-class expertise in manufacturing in South Africa, thus addressing the shortage of business managers with manufacturing skills. The chair will also support research, policy creation and industrialisation.

This fits with TFG’s plan to expand its local clothing manufacturing footprint. Our Prestige Clothing company is already the largest apparel manufacturer in South Africa. Dr Kruschen Govender was appointed the TFG-sponsored Head of Future Manufacturing.