• Blasting trials are proving latest version of AXXIS™ 04 May 2020

    The most advanced electronic blast initiation system in the world is undergoing final trials in South Africa, with a 100% success rate to date.

  • Blasting experts support mines during lockdown 23 April 2020

    Through South Africa’s strict Covid-19 lockdown, essential service provider BME has supported coal mines’ blasting operations so that Eskom power stations can keep the country’s lights on.

  • Blast planning taken to new heights 17 April 2020

    As part of its continuous development of digital solutions, blasting leader BME has further enhanced its BLASTMAPTM blast planning tool with an added burden relief timing module.


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BME, together with Protea Mining Chemicals forms the mining division within the Omnia Group. The Omnia Group is a JSE listed diversified provider of specialised chemical products and services used in the mining, agriculture and chemicals sectors. Omnia has been in business for over 60 years and has its head office in Johannesburg, South Africa.