Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing StudiesEmpowering Sustainable Industrialisation
We look forward with great anticipation of what the future will bring; rolling up our sleeves and sharpening our minds as we forge a path through the yet-to-be-explored terrain. At the same time, we see the path we have travelled clearly. We feel the power of history and are inspired by it. Our goal is to be a dynamic force for manufacturing leadership in Africa.
Manufacturing is our passion:
Is it yours?
- TWIMS provides structured programmes with the aim of developing Africa’s manufacturing leaders.
- We provide formal academic courses through our partnership with GIBS, as well as a range of non-academic short courses.
“The creation of a deep manufacturing culture (“monozukuri” – meaning making things in Japanese) has contributed to the development of Asian economies such as Japan, Thailand and Korea. I believe we need to start building a similarly deep culture of manufacturing in Africa. The development of this culture can transform African society. Africa needs highly skilled engineers and production managers that can lead and manage complex manufacturing businesses.”
– Johan van zyl
The best of both worlds:
Finding the Right Course for you.
GIBS Formal Academic Programme
As a tuition centre of GIBS, we deliver the GIBS Masters (MBA) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGDip) in Business Administration (manufacturing specialisations at our state-of-the-art campus in Kloof, South Africa.
TWIMS Executive Short Courses
We also deliver a range of TWIMS executive manufacturing short courses.
Our 2019 Objectives
Executive Development Programmes
Monthly Seminar Programme
Primary Focus Areas
TWIMS’ world-class facilities and staff place it at the centre of a manufacturing community dedicated to value creation and societal transformation.
Participating in Global value Chains requires engaged management, advanced strategic frameworks, the embracing of new technologies, and relentless skills development. These imperatives lie at the heart of our programmes.
Responsible, skilled, ethical and socially engaged leadership is central to the development of a dynamic manufacturing sector in Africa. These leadership attributes lie at the heart of TWIMS.
Our Founder: Toyota Wessels Trust
TWIMS has been established through the generous support of the Toyota Wessels Trust. The Trust’s seed funding is from Toyota Motor Corporation Japan, with annual funding from Toyota South Africa.
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