• Innovex is BME’s new emulsion brand 23 March 2018

    After more than three decades of product evolution and advancement in its emulsion offerings, South Africa-based explosives leader BME is subsuming its well-known brands such as HEF, and Megapump...

  • Next step into Australia as BME acquires balance of AIS 25 January 2018

    Explosives leader BME (JSE Omnia group) has completed the acquisition of Australia-based Advanced Initiating Systems Pty Ltd (AIS), a company that BME was instrumental in establishing five years...

  • BME – strong presence as mining in West Africa looks up 27 November 2017

    West Africa remains an exciting region for SA-based explosives and blasting leader BME, which has recently won a full blasting service contract for a new opencast gold mining operation set to become the...


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.