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DCD Metpro - Dyno upgrade
In November 2013 DCD Metpro started the process of installing Gautrain brake pad rig on the existing dyno. With this rig, Metpro will be able to do comparative test for Gautrain brake pad development.
DCD Metpro - Metpro Insource Backing Plate Manufacturing
Metpro, a Division of DCD-DORBYL (Pty) Ltd has started commissioning of a new backing plate manufacturing facility. 


  • Brake blocks developed for low noise and odour levels 
  • Low wheel wear brake blocks for coastal or wet regions 


  • Full range from low friction cast iron replacement type blocks to high friction blocks for heavy haul (iron ore and coal transport applications)
  • Low friction products approved by Transnet, Botswana Railways, Railway Systems of Zambia and Tanzania-Zambia Rail Authority 
  • High friction AAR M926-equivalent products approved by the Australian Railway Group (ARG)


  • Full range of diesel and locomotive type brake blocks suitable for cast iron replacement, characterised by low dynamic
  • friction and a high static friction, to hold heavy freights on an incline during shunting and signalling operations 
  • Over-flange option for ageing heavy locomotives preventing field side flanging


  • Surface and underground solutions 
  • Products suitable in water or where non-sparking materials are required 
  • Low friction surface hopper brake block - approved for use by a number of gold and platinum mine operations in SA 
  • Approved products for use on underground locomotives with wheel diameters of 10 to 12 inches, in common use in deep level mining operations