TiziriTech obtains intellectual property permission for TBGA training services

08 February 2019 Consultancy.co.za

Pennsylvania-based manufacturing consultancy The Barnes Group Advisors (TBGA) has forged a deal allowing Pretoria-based Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (TiziriTech) to forward its training expertise, not only in its local market of South Africa but also across Africa and the Middle East as well.

The deal comes in the form of a license agreement to permit the sale of intellectual property, and will allow TiziriTech to make use of TBGA’s resources. TiziriTech is a new firm that was established in Pretoria last year with the specific objective of offering consulting services to the manufacturing sector.

Specifically, the firm offers consulting support in the domains of additive manufacturing, engineering, metallurgy, advanced manufacturing, as well as mentorship and training. The firm trains professionals in the leveraging of industry 4.0 applications to optimise their business operations.

TiziriTech obtains intellectual property permission for TBGA training services

In addition to its own suite of training services, TiziriTech will now offer training services designed by US-based additive manufacturing consulting firm TBGA. The latter is also a relatively new firm, established in 2017 in Pittsburgh and offering services in strategy formulation and consulting services in the additive manufacturing domain. 

As the metallurgy and manufacturing sectors in South Africa continue to explore the opportunities for technological integration and digital transformations, such training is going to gain substantially in relevance in the near future. This is one of many such partnerships that TBGA has formed across the globe.

Commenting on the partnership, Managing Director of TBGA John Barnes said, “This agreement expands on our mission to build effective partnerships for sustainable AM development. I’m also personally excited to help another entrepreneurial team.”

Director at TiziriTech Hein Moller added, “In order for additive manufacturing to grow in Africa and the Middle East, it is imperative to improve human capital development through training and research. The Barnes Group Advisors offer training courses based on customer requirements. Since the Africa and Middle East region is vast, with many different training needs, it makes TBGA the logical option to use.”

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