DCD Rail

Visiting address

161B Ring Road Duncanville


Vereeniging, Gauteng

Postal address

PO Box: PO Box 1465

PO Box 1465

Vereeniging, Gauteng , 1930

South Africa


Tel +27 (0) 16 428 7600

Fax +27 16 428 7654

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Company information

DCD Rail provides manufactured products to the rail industry, with the range encompassing train tyres, train brakes and rolling stock such as mainline locomotives, mining and industrial trains and trams. The cluster comprises:

  • DCD Rollingstock
  • Ringrollers
  • DCD Metpro

The companies are established preferred suppliers to rail groups and parastatals both locally and internationally.

Rolling Stock

Since its inception in 1911, DCD Rolling Stock has established itself as a leading supplier of locomotives, wagons, bogies and other related goods to the national railways and mining and industrial users throughout local and international markets.

DCD Rolling Stock’s dedication to providing the highest quality, cost effective, customer-driven solutions entrenches the company’s position as a leading global supplier to the rail market. Specifically DCD Rolling Stock designs, manufactures, refurbishes and services a complete range of rolling stock, namely locomotives, wagons and bogies for national railways, mining houses and industrial users throughout SA and international markets.

Operating for more than a 100 years, the company has produced over 130 000 wagons, 1 000 surface and 4 000 underground locomotives. Adaptability is the key to the company's renowned innovation.

DCD Rolling Stock holds the intellectual property rights on the majority of its manufactured products.


DCD Ringrollers is internationally renowned as a global leader in the manufacture of seamless forged products for the rail, petrochemical, civil engineering, power generation and medium to heavy engineering industries. One of the largest forging companies in the southern hemisphere, DCD Ringrollers boasts the most powerful and technologically advanced seamless components manufacturing facility on the African continent.

Specifically it is a leading supplier of forged railway tyres for mainline railway, metro trains and trams globally. Other products include high pressure flanges for turbine wind towers and the petrochemical water reticulation industry, rings for bearings, gears and specialist items. Products are manufactured to customer specifications in carbon, alloy and stainless steel.

The company operates from a custom-built manufacturing facility with an annual capacity of 30 000 ton. The new Vereeniging facility is equipped with cutting edge equipment imported from leading German and Italian suppliers.

70% of DCD Ringroller’s manufactured products are exported to more than 40 countries across all continents.


DCD Metpro designs, develops and manufactures competitively-priced, on-tread composite railway brake blocks for trains, to customer specifications, with the capability of diversifying into the manufacture of brake disk pads. The customer base spans SA and an extensive export market across sub-Saharan and North Africa, Australia, Europe, the USA and Canada. It manufactures for passenger, freight, locomotive and mining railways and is a recognised supplier to licensed OEM’s.

The company currently manufactures 30 different products from a manufacturing facility in Rosslyn, SA with export and logistical capabilities. DCD Metpro is well positioned to double its output without further investment. In light of this the company is focusing on expansion in its established Australian market and penetration of the BRIC markets.

Company information

Headquarters location 161B Ring Road Duncanville
1939 Vereeniging, Gauteng
South Africa
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  • Infrastructure / Railway Construction
  • Railbound Vehicles for Public Transport
  • Rails

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