•Production: XPI has two plastic compounding extruders with a combined potential capacity of 1200 kg/ h = 650t/m. Current production rates achieved hourly equates to 400t/m if working 24/7. To increase production rates further would require reconfiguration of some extruder components. Both the production units are versatile in terms of end product and target market

•Staffing: XPI’s total staff compliment is 33 – 25 of these are directly involved in production. The combined experience in the plastics industry of these staff members is about 70 years. Management is as follows: MD Johan Visser Financial Manager Tania du Plessis HR/Secretary Isabel V Wyngaardt Production Manager Piet Smit Production Supervisor Joseph Chauke Purchasing David d Villiers Maintenance Louis Jordaan