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AEL expands South American operations

AEL Mining Services is growing its already established base in South America by going direct to customers, and no longer via distributors, with explosive products, on-site support and blasting optimisation. This is according to Alois...

Ausdrill to sell DT HiLoad truck tray manufacturing business

ASX-listed drill and blast specialist Ausdrill will exit its DT HiLoad truck tray manufacturing business with effect from 31 March 2016. Ausdrill MD Ron Sayers says the decision aligns with the company’s strategy to divest non-core...

Record blast for BME’s AXXIS down under

In another record blast for BME’s AXXIS digital initiation system, Omnia subsidiary Advanced Initiating Systems (AIS) successfully blasted 4 485 detonators in a coal mine in Australia’s north-eastern state of Queensland. “The blast broke 2.8...

BME gets new managing director

JSE-listed Omnia Holdings has appointed Joseph Keenan as the new managing director of its mining explosives division, BME, as from 1 September 2015. Explosives specialist BME is leading supplier of explosives and services to the...

Revolutionary non-detonable rock breaking device launched

Blasting and explosives company AEL unveiled a technologically-advanced range of non-detonating, self-stemming rock breaking cartridges at the Institute of Quarrying conference and exhibition in Cape Town in April. Speaking at the conference, AEL’s Account Manager...

Universal Coal resumes blasting at Kangala, Section 54 lifted

South Africa – Universal Coal, the ASX-listed coal junior has resumed blasting activities at Kangala colliery following the unconditional lifting of the Section 54 notice in terms of the Mine Health and Safety Act. The...

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