Pepperl+Fuchs is known around the world as a pioneer and innovator in electrical explosion protection and sensor technology. Our main focus is always on your individual requirements. We understand the demands of your markets, developing specific solutions, and integrating them into your processes.



For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure.

As the inventor of the modern radiation-based measurement system and the first to introduce a two-wire loop powered radar, VEGA has a strong tradition of product developement and improvement.  VEGA recently added optional Bluetooth technology to PLICSCOM, a detachable display and adjustment module. 



The Sub-Saharan Africa team are the leading supplier of automation and information solutions across the Sub-Saharan Region. We have a strong focus on extractive industries and infrastructure as well as consumer facing industries plus the ability to deliver cost effective solutions to our customers throughout the region.



We are a leading supplier of products, solutions and services for industrial process measurement and automation. We offer comprehensive process solutions for flow, level, pressure, analysis, temperature, recording and digital communications across a wide range of industries, optimising processes with regards to economic efficiency, safety and environmental protection.


Omron Electronics is the South African subsidiary of Omron Corporation, a global leader in the field of automation.  Omron has operations in over 35 countries working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields including, industrial automation, electronic component industries and healthcare.



ifm is a world leader in industrial factory automation with the following products which include position and process sensors, sensors for motion control, industrial communication and imaging, safety technology, identification systems, condition monitoring systems as well as systems for mobile machines, connection technology and various ifm accessories.

SqwidNet is the licensed SIGFOX operator in South Africa. The SqwidNet network will provide nationwide coverage for the Internet of Things – millions of sensors and devices sending small packets of data for, for example, analysis, immediate action, and record-keeping. The network will span the entire country by 2018.

RS Components is a global distributor of electronic components and industrial products. We offer over 500 000 products across 2500 leading brands, that are used in the automation and control, electronics, mechanical and electrical sectors. RS is a leader in innovation and often the first to market with new components that are developed for the IoT industry.



The organisation was originally founded in 1957 as The Instrument and Control Society of Southern Africa. The name was further changed in 2009 at a Special General Meeting with unanimous approval to The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control to embody the international nature of the Society.  Our vision is to be the Society of choice, serving the needs of its members and stakeholders in the development of the measurement and control industry.  Our mission is to advance the standards of theory and practice in the fields of measurement and control.

The Black Management Forum (the BMF)  has been in existence for over 40 years. It is a non-racial thought-leadership organisation with the main purpose of influencing socio-economic transformation in South Africa, in pursuit of socio-economic justice, fairness and equity. The BMF stands for the development and empowerment of managerial leadership, primarily amongst black people, and the creation of managerial structures and processes that reflect the demographics, and values of the wider society.


The vision of the Department of Science and Technology is an increased well-being and prosperity through science, technology and innovation.  Our Mission: To provide leadership, an enabling environment, and resources for science, technology and innovation in support of South Africa’s development.


The vision of the dti is “A dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African economy, characterised by inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens”.  Our mission is to:  Promote structural transformation, towards a dynamic industrial and globally competitive economy; Provide a predictable, competitive, equitable and socially responsible environment, conducive to investment, trade and enterprise development; Broaden participation in the economy to strengthen economic development; and Continually improve the skills and capabilities of the dti to effectively deliver on its mandate and respond to the needs of South Africa’s economic citizens.


We are once again proud to be partnered with Technews and SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine for Africa Automation Fair and the Connected Industries Conference 2017.

Official publisher of the #AAF2017 Preview Guide and Show Guide.  Get your copy of the AAF2017 preview guide in the May issue of SA Instrumentation & Control.

SA Instrumentation & Control is South Africa’s premier process control and factory automation publication.  Published in print, online and supported by twice-weekly electronic newsletters publication provides insights into all the major issues concerning automated manufacturing processes.


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