SAIMC in a Nutshell

1.    Executive Summary

2.     Where does the SAIMC fit in?

The figure below indicates that SAIMC receives its legal standing indirectly from the highest law in the land namely the Constitution of South Africa, Act no 108 of 1996 – see as a result of being a Voluntary Association (VA) of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Both the SAIMC and ECSA enforces a strict code of conduct to ensure highest standards are maintained within the Engineering Profession, specifically in terms of SAIMC, that of the Industrial Automation Domain. SAIMC in strengthening its position further leverages off international affiliations such as the Automation Federation.


Logo’s depicted above are those of respective 3rd party entities

SAIMC who has been in existence for 60 years this year, serves approximately 800 private individuals all registered across various types of registrations categories. By being registered with SAIMC members who are registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa receive a discount in annual ECSA fees and are encouraged to register with ECSA in different categories.

SAIMC also has many companies who are represented either nationwide as National Patron Members or locally at branch level as Branch Patron members.  Presently there are six branches in SA and one in Zambia. Plans are underway to establish at more branches. Each branch has a branch committee and at national level SAIMC is managed by a Council. These individuals are from different leading Industrial Automation companies. Different committees have been established to carry out certain functions of Council

SAIMC while being an association largely made up out of volunteers are one of the few to have a full time Chief Operating Officer (COO) reporting to Council and president.


3rd party map used to depict geographical reach

The list below is the latest list of national patron members and is subject to change. Some of the patrons are also be members of the Industrial Instrumentation Group (IIG) and or South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC).


Logo’s depicted above are those of respective 3rd party entities

Note: Based on figures from the 2004 IIG survey and applying growth / decline figures in industry it is estimated that there are around 2000 possible total members in SA and that the industry is worth around R3B. It is further estimated that there are approximately 700 companies found across the Industrial Automation Value Chain. This indicate scope for SAIMC to increase its member base of private members and patron members adding to voice of SAIMC.