With great excitement for the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba in 2024, the theme of ‘positive disruption’ is significant, especially in the context of mine blasting and explosives. BME is at the forefront of developing new blasting technologies that will shape Africa’s future by focusing on safety, sustainability, and productivity.
Monday, 16 October 2023: Omnia Holdings (“Omnia”) announced today, a strategic partnership with Swedish-based Hypex Bio Explosives Technology (“Hypex”) and the acquisition of a minority equity stake in the company. Hypex is at the forefront of innovative and sustainable civil explosives solutions and has developed a ground-breaking emulsion using hydrogen peroxide (HP), offering substantially enhanced environmental benefits compared to conventional products.
In a recent feature in Mining Review Africa, the impressive growth and achievements of Omnia Group company BME were highlighted. Originally launched in South Africa almost forty years ago, BME has expanded its footprint across the globe, establishing itself as a leading supplier of cutting-edge explosives technology and services.
After five years of steadily implementing its Safety for Life brand, Omnia Group company BME has successfully achieved one of its key safety targets – a zero recordable case rate (RCR) – for the year ending January 2023.
Mining and blasting solutions leader BME contributed significantly to the positive results announced in June by its parent company Omnia, which is listed on the JSE.
A positive tone at the recent Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA) conference is giving hope that the region’s economy is recovering, according to Tinus Brits, BME’s Global Product Manager – AXXIS.
Ralf Hennecke has been appointed as the Managing Director of BME, a division of the Omnia Group, with effect 1 December 2021.