AEL is a leading developer, producer and supplier of commercial explosives, initiating systems and blasting services for mining and infrastructure markets in Africa. Significant operations in selected international markets have also been established. In terms of size and technological capability, AEL is a top five player in the global explosives market. Its Head Office is in Johannesburg, South Africa.
AEL has three main businesses:
- AEL Southern Africa, with key focus areas being gold, platinum, coal, chrome and uranium mining, and construction;
- AEL Africa, which services customers across a broad range of mining sectors and the infrastructure sector in Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and several other African countries; and
- AEL International, which operates in selected regions including Asia Pacific, most notably coal mining in Indonesia. The company also has a presence in Europe and Latin America, mostly through channel partnerships.
There are specific focus areas within these businesses to ensure the delivery of consistently high levels of fragmentation solutions for a broad range of mineral and mining application types.
AEL utilises a common global business services platform to ensure high service levels in deployment, logistics, technical support, systems, product and services development, as well as customer relationship management. The company has significant research and development capabilities and is a world leader in initiating systems and emulsion solutions. Research and development has been a constant in AEL’s 115-year history. The emphasis is on innovation to enhance solutions that meet customers’ three key needs of improved mining optimisation, mining safety and security of supply.
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