Production of rolls began at Vanderbijlpark VECOR foundry shortly after the company was founded in 1947. Rolls were manufactured mainly to service the growing steel industry of South Africa at that time. In 1974 the DORBYL group of companies was established and VECOR became part of DORBYL’s heavy engineering division.
Steady growth prompted DORBYL to invest in a specialized roll facility in 1975 which resulted in the construction of a modern roll Foundry and Machine shop as it exists today. From 1991 rolls were manufactured and traded worldwide under the name of DORBYL ROLL WORKS.