R70 million Servo Press Technology Transforms Port Elizabeth Metal Pressing Operation

Precision Press, a metal pressing and sub-assemblies company and division of G.U.D. Holdings, is utilising servo press technology to provide a competitive edge in the automotive assembly sector. This is enabling the company to compete on an international level, matching the quality and performance standards of its global competitors.

The 630 Ton Schuler Servo Drive Transfer Press, when purchased was the first of its kind in the country. The Servo Drive technology gives the capability to press high-tensile steel components to meet the most exacting vehicle manufacturer standards and provides a significant increase in production efficiency and component quality.

“Precision Press is IATF accredited and has the ability to manufacture high-quality steel and aluminium automotive components to safety-critical specifications. This has earned us a reputation of excellence within the OEM supply chain,” says Graham Hayward, General Manager, Precision Press.

In line with this, the company focuses on employee skills development to further support the growth of the operation and to stay at the forefront. “Our graduate programme offers unemployed engineering graduates the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in this manufacturing environment, which often leads to full-time employment by the company following the programmes’ completion,” he says.

Precision Press is a G.U.D. Holdings company, a leading manufacturer of automotive products premium brands, GUD Filters, FRAM Filters, Indy Oil and Safeline Brake Pads.


The state of the art 630 Ton Schuler servo drive transfer press

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Charlenie Govender G.U.D. Holdings (Pty) Ltd Tel: 031 910 3111
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