The Mining division services the mining industry through BME and Protea Mining Chemicals.
BME operates throughout Africa with a strong presence in southern and West Africa. BME is a market leader in bulk emulsion and blended bulk explosives formulations for the opencast mining industry; produces electronic delay detonators and shocktube initiating systems; has its own range of boosters, and manufactures packaged explosives for underground mining and specialised surface blasting operations. BME adds value to its products through its world-class blasting consultancy service, through which industry experts and experienced mining engineers advise and support customer operations, particularly in using its unique and proprietary AxxiSoft™ and BlastMap™ software solutions.
In southern Africa, Protea Mining Chemicals offers value-added services to complement a wide range of chemical products. These include Protea Process™, a comprehensive service that covers the handling, logistics and on-site formulation of chemicals.