Engineering Overview

All Engineering and associated functions are done in line with the 5 stages of ANPQP and comprises of the following:

  • Organization and Planning
  • Design Completion  
  • Off-Tool
  • Off-Process
  • Post Start of Production

PAT uses the principles of concurrent engineering to reduce timing.  The three Auto Cad workbenches are used extensively to produce accurate and scaled build jig layouts for manufacturing as well as for product/process/plant layouts. Test jigs are manufactured in-house according to customer requirements.

The Engineering Department is well versed in VA/VE engineering and cost saving targets as well as man/machine/process developments.  Extensive knowledge of the customer’s product ensures conformity as well as excellent QCD performance data and ultimately customer satisfaction.

Technical Assistance Agreements

PAT has signed Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA) with the following companies:-

  • Sumitomo Wiring Systems of Japan – PAT is the only company globally with whom SWS has a TAA. This agreement provides PAT with a prestigious position in the SA market given its close association with the leading EWH in the world.

  • tsThai Summit Harness of Thailand – PAT is privileged to be associated with the largest privately owned Automotive Group in South East Asia. PAT and TSH continuously seek other opportunities in the local SA market.
  • Leoni Wiring Systems France SA – PAT has achieved significant status by partnering jointly with Leoni in a TAA to manufacture the EWH for Renault leoniUB90 models. This allows PAT the opportunity to create a road map into other European car manufacturers. Leoni is a strategic supplier to German can manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, including other European manufacturers such as Citroen, Peugeot etc.