The current ownership structure is as follows:

Southwest Group of Companies

DCD Group


Southwest-Group of Companies B.V. founded in 2012 is based in The Netherlands. The company focus on product development, engineering and support of products used in the mining sector.

The DCD group was officially formed in 2001 as DCD Dorbyl (Pty) Limited following a management buy-out of the Heavy Engineering division of JSE-listed Dorbyl Limited. DCD positioned themselves as a valuable participant and market leader in heavy engineering in Africa.

Southwest and the DCD Group agreed, to jointly pursue the opportunities in the mining and industrial sectors. To offer this comprehensive one stop solution, Southwest partnered with heavy steel manufacturer DCD in South Africa. Now GRAVICO has the ability to develop products which meet the changing requirements of the manufacturing industry and delivers fast time to value.