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DCD opens new doors to local market
“With a height of 850 mm, this forging is the largest of 43components ordered by a South African customer for a pressure vessel application,” said DCD Ringrollers executive director Dion Booyens. “Once again pushing the boundaries on behalf of our customers.
DCD Protected Mobility: "Springbuck APC" accepted as a perfect solution in East Africa
A country in East Africa has awarded a contract to DCD Protected Mobility for the production of Springbuck APC's. This ballistic and landmine protected, all-terrain armoured personnel carrier that ensures crew protection, easy to operate, maintain and repair.
Husky G2 VMMDS Mobilised in the Middle East
DCD Protected Mobility is well positioned to supply the needs of the international defence markets. Underpinning its long history in the engineering of a range of military vehicles, the company recently completed the delivery of a batch of Husky 2G Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector (VMMD) vehicles to a customer in the Middle East. A subsequent order to the same customer is due for delivery by the end of 2015.
EBH Namibia Demonstrates Commitment To People Development And Continuous Improvement With Internal Auditing Training
Demonstrating the company’s commitment to continuous improvement and developing the careers of its people, EBH Namibia (EBHN) has facilitated the training of nine members of staff in the field of internal auditing.
Another successful project demonstrates DCD Marine Cape Town’s ship repair expertise and proven service delivery
As one of the most established and experienced oil and gas upstream service providers in South Africa, and a company within the DCD Marine Cluster, DCD Marine Cape Town has earned a reputation as a safe, reliable and internationally competitive shipyard.
About DCD

2012 heralded the start of a new era for DCD. A rebranding saw the group renamed DCD, executive management bolstered and the business streamlined to realise maximum synergistic value and integration for future growth. DCD now operates four key clusters, each focussed on a specific sector:

DCD Rail DCD Defence
DCD Mining & Energy DCD Marine

The restructuring further entrenches DCD as a preferred partner to governments and the market leader in heavy engineering in Africa.  The group is also now ideally positioned to capitalise on development in emerging economies worldwide, and on niche industry expansion in developed economies such as the USA, Europe and China. DCD has a strong B-BBEE platform. The group is 39,21% black owned and has a Level 4 scorecard rating. A priority remains job creation in SA and continually enhancing its internal skills development.

DCD’s history demonstrates the group’s capacity to sustain and grow.  Business practices and continued re-investment in operations and resources, support and development of the communities in which we operate, commitment to development in SA and environmentally-conscious initiatives are part of the fabric of the group.  Economic sustainability rests on the ability to provide products and services at a sustainable profit level. To this end DCD is customer-centric, committed to the highest standards of service and timeous delivery and continually assesses output quality, cost and added value, and safety using quantitative management techniques. R&D is a key focus for the group. This is underpinned by continued investment in innovation and a commitment to acting as an incubator of human capital and intellectual property.  The group prides itself on employing only the most skilled engineers and process designers.  

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All businesses in the group adhere to the highest international standards of best practice. The facilities all carry recognised SHE accreditations.

Management is primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with SHE regulation. Risks are identified and safety standards are developed accordingly and applied. It is further the responsibility of management to ensure that workers are informed and kept abreast of health and safety risks.

An active HIV/AIDS awareness programme is in place and the effective monitoring of HIV/AIDS-related illnesses and absenteeism is ongoing.

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