ADEPT a Winner at the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards

30 Nov 2019

ADEPT’s Chief Executive, alongside Aerosud’s Senior Research and Development Engineer, each accept their respective awards from the Department of Trade, Industry and Innovation’s Chief Operating Officer, Ms Irish

ADEPT Manufacturing was among a select few companies leading South Africa into the Fourth Industrial Revolution that were recognized at the African Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Awards, presided over by the Department of Trade, Industries and Innovation at the Tramways in Port Elizabeth on November 27th 2019.

Alongside our Strategic Partner, Aerosud Aviation, ADEPT was awarded a Silver prize in the Category B – Industry Advancement in Advanced Manufacturing, in recognition of the great strides the pair have achieved in the current year since entering into the Memorandum of Understanding. Indeed, Aerosud has dug deep to support the Industrialization of ADEPT’s innovative general aviation (GA) propulsion, whilst the company journeyed from a technology development pioneer to a corporatized manufacturer of this feature-laden engine technology for post-millennial environmentally responsible air travel.

In the media statement following the award ceremony, Andy Radford of the Mandela Bay Composites Cluster and co-ordinator of the awards, said the awards submissions was an indication of the capability South Africa has to operate and excel in 4IR technologies. “There was once again a high standard of entry and it is clear that South African companies need not stand back internationally.  What is critical is that we widen the base of companies operating at this global standard and that is what in part the awards aim to do,” Radford said.

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