Mining solutions specialist BME Mining Canada Inc. will use the Canadian Mining Expo to further highlight its blasting technology and other services to the Canadian mining industry.
Being held in Timmins, one of Canada’s important mining hubs, the event provides BME Mining Canada Inc. with a valuable opportunity to reach particularly the underground metal mining sector. According to Neil Alberts, BME’s International Underground Business Manager, Ontario presents exciting opportunities for the business, which is a 50:50 joint venture between South Africa based BME and established Canadian company Consbec. BME is a member of the Omnia Group, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
“We look forward to engaging with small, medium and large mining companies at the Expo,” said Alberts. “Our advanced emulsions and blasting technologies is well suited to this market, which is embracing high-tech mining and blasting operations.”
At the event, BME Mining Canada Inc. will display one of its Emulsion Charging Units (ECUs) for underground applications. This will be part of showcasing its innovative emulsion loading technology, which has been proven in a variety of mining applications globally.
It also expects considerable interest in its dual salt emulsion products, its AXXIS Titanium electronic detonation system and its Blast Alliance suite of blasting technology tools. The company has recently established world-class manufacturing and processing facilities at Nairn Centre – just west of Sudbury, Ontario.
“Among our strategic targets will be those large, remote mines who are on the look-out for economical and reliable ammonium nitrate supply lines,” he said. “We are positioned to serve customers across Canada from our network of approved bulk explosive facilities from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, and up to Labrador in the north.”
With 20 years of explosives-related experience in the mining sector, Alberts operates from Sudbury with a specialised team of explosives professionals. The team includes local specialists with decades of experience in the Northern Ontario mining market. He said that BME Mining Canada is opening up new markets among mining operations in this region.
Alberts is a member of the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa, with an MBA from Milpark Business School in Johannesburg, a diploma in Explosives Management from the University of South Africa, and diplomas in Marketing Management and Business Administration from the South African Institute of Management. He has recently completed a Master of Philosophy in International Business from the Gordon Institute of Business Science, also in South Africa.
You can find more information on the Canadian Mining Expo here: virtex.canadianminingexpo.com