BME operates throughout Africa with a strong presence in South Africa, southern and West Africa. BME is a market leader in bulk emulsion and blended bulk explosive formulations for the opencast mining industry; produces electronic delay detonators and shocktube initiating systems; supplies its own range of explosive boosters and manufactures packaged explosives for underground mining and specialised surface blasting operations.
BME adds value to these products through its world-class blasting consultancy service and the use of in-house designed blasting software and detonators. Omnia’s industry experts, experienced mining engineers and geologists, advise and support customers in the planning and execution of blasting operations. This is achieved by using BME’s unique and proprietary BlastMap™ III software solution in combination with the accuracy of the AXXIS™ electronic delay detonators.
Protea Mining Chemicals provides a suite of value-added services to complement a wide range of chemicals and reagents supplied for use by processing plants on mines in South Africa and Africa. This includes Protea Process®, a comprehensive service that covers the design of equipment, logistics, safety and chemicals handling, on-site management and make up of chemicals and reagents.