Arak’s HEPCO Co. has managed to produce the roll press system widely used in cement production plants. Manufactured for the first time in the country, employing the technology in the cement production plants will result in the prevention of the flight of about US$900,000 of currency from the country, a report quoted Mahin Behzadi, an official at HEPCO as saying on Friday. Utilization of the system would also lead to boosting the grinding capacity of the cement producing plants from 100 tons per hour at present to 210t, she noted adding that, moreover, using the system would also result in considerable energy savings. Pointing to the price of the equipment, she maintained that, the system costs about one sixth of its foreign-made similar equipment.
HEPCO is a heavy road construction vehicles’ production plant located in Arak, the capital city of Central Province. The establishment of the company comes within the framework of the government’s policy to broaden and diversify the economic base and to encourage the private sector to positively contribute to the process of acceleration of the wheel of the economic development in the country.