Name: Sebastian Plau
Company DMG MORI Academy
Position Head of International Cooperation in Education
Type of Business (Services/Products) CNC metal cutting machines (CNC milling machines, 5 axis machining centers, CNC lathes, 3D metal printing machines (SLM), turn key projects for educational institutions in CNC field and Industry 4.0, CNC training
Address Gildemeisterstrasse 60, 33689 Bielefeld, Germany
Telephone | Fax T:+49 175 18888 38 | F:
Number of employees DMG MORI Group: ca. 12,000 employees
Average Annual Turnover DMG MORI Group: ca. 4 bn EUR
Company Profile A. The DMG MORI group is a worldwide leading producer of cutting machine tools. The range of products includes high-tech turning and milling machines, as well as Advanced Technologies, such as ULTRASONIC, LASERTEC and ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, as well as automation and complete technology solutions for the “Aerospace”, “Automotive”, “Die & Mold” as well as “Medical” industries.

B. The App-based control and operating software CELOS and innovative products of software solutions enable DMG MORI to shape the future for Industry 4.0. DMG MORI also supports its customers with a wide range of training, repair, maintenance and spare part services covering the entire machine life cycle.

C. DMG MORI as “Global One Company” with over 12,000 employees is present in 79 countries around the world. A total of 157 national and international locations are in direct contact with the customers.

D. The DMG MORI Academy is the world´s leader of knowledge transfer in the area of CNC machine tools and provides Turnkey solutions – for educational institutions and training workshops. Future-oriented CNC Training at top industry standards is an essential factor for the economic development of a country. Therefore the DMG MORI Academy supports educational institutions with innovative concepts, products and services: from the machine tool through software solutions, classroom teaching aids, tooling and accessories – everything necessary to successfully run a CNC training facility. With our know-how from equipping more than 1,000 schools in Germany and 4,000 schools worldwide, you allow your scholars and students to enjoy training according to German standards.

Business in Ghana First machine tool manufacturer with own subsidiary and Tech Center in Africa at German University Cairo, Egypt (DMG MORI Africa) and technical engineers in neighboring countries. From there we support customers also in Ghana.
Objectives 1. Get a feeling for market potential for DMG MORI machine tools in the educational sector in Ghana
2. Identify schools, educational institutions and/or industrial companies with own training workshops, which are planning to invest in CNC equipment and knowhow
3. Build up relationship with ministry of education and TVET authority in order to promote metal cutting skills
4. Build up relationship with WorldSkills Ghana to identify possibilities to support local and international competitions.

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