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Explosives supplier BME has extended its own record for the highest number of AXXISTM detonators fired in 1 blast.

Far-sighted mining houses are delving deeper into the technology resources of their suppliers, aiming more than ever to leverage outside innovation for their own productivity.

In every aspect of mining today, the watchword is productivity; drill and blast functions are no exception, and the pressure to perform better is equally on suppliers.

Blasting and explosives leader BME, a member of South Africa-based Omnia Group, has announced a joint venture in Canada with Consbec, the largest surface drilling and blasting contractor in Canada.

As mining companies increasingly look to new technologies to improve their productivity, they are starting to think differently about how they approach digitisation and automation.

As mining companies rapidly shift their strategies and operating models to leverage digital transformation, new technologies in blasting and explosives are making an ever more vital contribution to bottom-line improvements.

Blasting specialist BME USA has been awarded a contract by Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) in Alaska to supply explosive products and accessories.

On Wednesday, 13 February, two high schools in the Merafong Community were the proud recipients of a school mobile laboratory. The initiative results from a close collaboration between the Mayor’s Office at the Merafong City Local Municipality and BME.

South Africa-based explosives leader BME will be showcasing its African presence, expertise and technology at the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba from February 4 to 7 in Cape Town; it will also highlight its strengthened presence in West Africa, which is poised to become one of the top five gold-producing regions in the world.