Telecoms, Media & Technology is part of the Knowledge and Networking Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.


Thabo Lekgowane

Robotics Technician at Ford Motor Company


Thabo is a Robotics Technician with Ford Motor Company of South Africa, Silverton Plant, responsible for programming and maintenance of Robots (paint, wax and welding application's) PLC's and Drives.

He has a National N diploma in Electrical engineering and Advanced Project Management from North West University NWU Portchestroom business school, Also a CAPM, Certified associate project management from PMI (project management institution). Currently studying to obtain a GCC Electrical engineering Factories with the Department of Labour SA.

A member of SAIMC (society for automation instrumentation measurements and control)

To further develop him self in the automation and controls field he also did the following courses,

  • PLC service and maintenance SERV 1 Siemens
  • PLC service and maintenance SERV2 Siemens
  • Advanced CNC programming with Fanuc and Siemens systems
  • Advanced Siemens Simo drives
  • Motion controls

In the past 7 years to date his work is focused on maintenance optimisation with experience in the Automotive, Engineering, Mining equipment and Factories. Maintenance optimisation by using methodologies, techniques and models to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of the plants and therefore minimising maintenance costs.

His interest include Technews, automation road shows, SAIMC technical evenings, drones and robot challenges, aviation and part of the Automation group which solves various industry challenges faced daily across different plants in South Africa.

Agenda Sessions