Company Profile

Dutton Plastics Engineering was founded in 1957 as a company producing dies for metal pressings. Over the years that followed DPE grew from strength to strength and in 1987 we became part of the Zimco Group of Companies, who are South Africa’s leading producer of Industrial and Base minerals, a major producer and supplier of Zinc, Lead, Aluminium Metal and Alloys, related chemicals and engineering plastics. Zimco was purchased by Eco-Bat Technologies in 1999, a parent company with operations in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Austria and the USA.

Dutton Plastics Engineering operates from a 3 hectare site in Johannesburg, South Africa with 12 000m2 of factory space. We have branches in Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth and agents operating in East London, Bloemfontein and Namibia.

Equipment includes machines for injection moulding, blow moulding and compression moulding. Machines ranging from 20 tons to 800 tons have placed DPE in the ranks of the larger reputed plastic converters of its type. Since our conception, DPE have changed very little in the way we do things, but perfected our processes. Our involvement with Zimco and Eco-Bat means that we have the backing of a major global player. The company has truly evolved from being a family business in its early days, to an integral part of a very large multi-national company.

The Quality Control Department is responsible for the inspection of incoming goods, in process testing and for finished goods inspection. This is done to ensure the maintenance of quality standards throughout the manufacturing process. DPE products and services are identified and monitored to ensure that they conform to specifications and customer requirements. DPE is registered as a company whose Quality Management system complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and has been listed since 1990. DPE also has several plumbing products that comply with the requirements of the SABS Mark Scheme, some of which have been registered since as early as 1987.

These include:
  • SANS 752 for Float Valves
  • SANS 1509 for Flushing Devices
  • SANS 821 for WC Flushing Cistern

We source our raw materials from internationally reputable suppliers. All component suppliers must conform to at least ISO standards of quality. Compliance with the international "SA 8000-Social Accountability" standards and all other Health, Safety Labour, and Environmental Standards are also important.

Through Innovation, Action, Service and Growth Dutton Plastics engineering will continue to provide the highest of quality products and services and strive to meet our customers' needs long into the future.


Mission & Vision

Continually aim towards being the No 1 plastics injection manufacturer in our chosen markets.

In support of our mission statement, our vision, values and goals Dutton Plastics Engineering commit ourselves to:

  • Establish a value adding relationship with both our customers and suppliers, to assist with quality enhancement and the introduction of new product opportunities to ensure the achievement of sustained growth.
  • Continually review the adequacy, sustainability and effectiveness of our policies, procedures, techniques, designs and equipment to ensure that we are able to produce products and services which are competitive, sustainable and in accordance with customers' needs.
  • Ensure that there is a clear documented understanding of customer and market requirements so that customer expectations are met, while compiling with all the National and International standards, including "SA 8000 Social Accountability", Health, Safety, Labour, Fiscal and Environmental standards.
This is a journey we at DPE embark on as a team, objectively striving for:
  • Continuous improvement
  • Entrepreneurial drive
  • Innovative spirit
  • Customer driven service
andrew porter Andrew Porter
Managing Director
Charlene Joubert Charlene Joubert
Sales and Marketing Director
Deena Moodley Deena Moodley
Financial Director
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