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Metpro, a Division of DCD-DORBYL (Pty) Ltd has started commissioning of a new backing plate manufacturing facility. The company has decided to manufacture their own backing plates mainly due to unreliable supply from existing plate shops, as well as increasing incidents of vendors not supplying backing plates according to the correct steel specification, thereby increasing their ability to deliver products on time.

The plate shop consists of various eccentric presses, a guillotine, two welding robots and a surface treatment facility.

The new backing plate shop will place the entire supply and quality chain as well as the production planning under the control of the company, and will also further enhance the capability of Metpro to develop and industrialize innovative new concepts in backing plate design.

Metpro expects to manufacture the first high volume backing plates by mid June 2011. Full operational capability is expected to be reached by the end of July 2011.

Metpro made seven new appointments in the backing plate shop.

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