Siemens has provided automation equipment and industrial networks to assist Anglo American Platinum's Engineering Skills Training Centre.
One of the pillars of digitalisation is industrial networks and security and it is crucial that these engineers understand the role of this technology in the future of mining.
"As a leader in automation we are continuously expanding our leadership role in Industrial digitalisation," comments CEO of Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa, Sabine Dall’Omo.
"There is an opportunity, especially in Africa to embrace new and exponential technologies combined with human talent to accelerate industrialisation and drive economic growth.
“We are proud to be supporting Anglo American Platinum to advance skills and opportunities in Africa," she continues.
Gary Humphries, Anglo American Platinum’s executive head for processing was appreciative of Siemens completion of yet another skills project at the ESTC.
“Siemens and Anglo American Platinum have been in partnership since 2010 and we have seen approximately 298 artisans successfully trained and qualified at this centre," notes Humphries.
"This vital contribution by Siemens to the Engineering Skills Training Centre will significantly contribute towards the development of the human resource capabilities of our artisans and will help broaden the thinking of the students to explore new career capabilities.
"We celebrate the handover of the Siemens Simatic Wall and look forward to the role it will play in training the current and next generation of skilled artisans," he adds.
"We are ramping up our commitment to the region to meet our customer’s needs, expanding our portfolio for digital enterprises, supporting our customers in the manufacturing and process industries with digitalisation, customisation and efficiency improvements and investing in equipping our future generation with the right skills,” concludes Dall’Omo.