SOURCE: African Business Review

African Business Review

March 01, 2012 15:15 ET

Manufacturing Company, Pro Plastics, Supplies Africa's Plastic Pipeline Systems Needs Featured in African Business Review

NORWICH, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2012) - For over 40 years, Pro Plastics, a Murray & Roberts company, has been manufacturing plastic pipe systems across Southern Africa.

Starting out in 1969, the Zimbabwean company, headquartered in Harare, produces and supplies pipe systems for water applications across a broad range of sectors -- from housing, buildings, agricultural irrigation, new developments, civil engineering and mining. Another important area of work is providing fibre optic cabling for telecoms companies.

As well as serving in its home country, Pro Plastics also exports to Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana and South Africa.

Pro Plastics has had to invest heavily into ensuring it can use its facilities to their full capacity and keep production lines running.

"There is a general shortage of electricity in the country, so we bought generators to make sure this was never a problem. We have also bought chillers for the factory, injection moulding machines for making pipe fittings and a few new pieces of equipment."

About Pro Plastics:
Pro Plastics, owned by Murray & Roberts, is an established manufacturer of plastic pipe systems. Headquartered in Harare, Zimbabwe, it employs almost 300 employees and serves countries across Southern Africa.

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