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Manufacture of Explosives and Pyrotechnics in South Africa

  • ID: 4990965
  • Report
  • February 2020
  • Region: South Africa, Africa
  • 47 Pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AECI Mining Solutions Ltd
  • Denel Soc Ltd
  • Minova Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Omnia Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE

Manufacture of Explosives and Pyrotechnics

The explosives market is largely dependent on the mining industry, which continues to struggle due to increasing costs, strike action, regulatory and operational challenges, and unstable electricity supply. The mining sector returned to profitability in 2019 due to higher commodity prices and a weaker rand. But declining production, high operation costs, and load-shedding are threatening the future of mines and mining industry output. The South African market for explosives is small and extremely competitive, and competition has forced down prices, resulting in lower margins. To increase their competitive edge, companies offer value-added services such as consulting and training for blasters.

Opportunities

Future opportunities for explosives suppliers lie in technology and services as mining moves from a deep level, labour intensive, conventional mining environment to a mechanised shallower, technologically-advanced industry. Demand for more cost-effective solutions remains high and the major explosive companies continue to focus on product enhancements that will lead to mine production improvements and blast optimisation. Innovation by some companies has led to international interest in underground blasting technology while other companies have been exploring opportunities outside South Africa. The major drivers for product development and innovation are safety and efficiency such as remote control systems at sites and autonomous vehicles.

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the manufacture of explosives and pyrotechnics and includes information on the state of the sector and the factors that influence it. There are comprehensive profiles of 11 companies in the sector. These include Omnia, whose BME division’s mobile mechanised emulsion pumps technology for underground blasting applications is enabling it to expand to international markets. Profiles also include DetNet, an electronic blast initiation specialist that installed a smart blasting system at the Wits Mining Institute.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AECI Mining Solutions Ltd
  • Denel Soc Ltd
  • Minova Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Omnia Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE

1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.2. Regulations
4.2.1. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
4.3. Continental
4.4. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Mining Industry Activity
5.2. Economic Environment
5.3. Government Initiatives
5.4. Electricity Supply
5.5. Technology, R&D and Innovation
5.6. Labour
5.7. Environmental Concerns

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites

Appendix 1
Summary of Notable Players
Company Profiles
AECI Mining Solutions Ltd
Denel Soc Ltd
Detnet South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Lion Match Products (Pty) Ltd
Maxam Dantex South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Minova Africa (Pty) Ltd
NXCO Mining Technologies (Pty) Ltd
Omnia Group (Pty) Ltd
Sasol Dyno Nobel (Pty) Ltd
Solar Mining Services (Pty) Ltd
Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd

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  • AECI Mining Solutions Ltd
  • Denel Soc Ltd
  • Detnet South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Lion Match Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Maxam Dantex South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Minova Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • NXCO Mining Technologies (Pty) Ltd
  • Omnia Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Sasol Dyno Nobel (Pty) Ltd
  • Solar Mining Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd
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