MAXAM will present its latest blasting technologies available at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa

  • The company has grown to become the global player with the largest footprint in the continent, where it is also a leading supplier of packaged explosives and bulk technology.
  • Fernando Beitia, Director of Bulk Products, will present the company’s emulsion and watergel technologies at the conference on 6 February at 13.00 (local time).

MAXAM, a global technology leader specializing in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic materials, will be showcasing its latest blasting technologies on offer to its customers in Africa at Mining Indaba, which will take place in Cape Town from the 4th to 7th  of February. The company will be exhibiting at the largest industry event in the continent for the 3rd consecutive year.

With a diverse workforce of more than 800 employees and projects in over 20 countries, MAXAM is the global player with the largest footprint in the continent among the leading blasting solutions providers. This position is cemented in its comprehensive range of technologies and local capabilities to support customers. The company is also the leading supplier of packaged explosives and offers both watergel and emulsion bulk products, boosting a versatile portfolio to adapt to specific needs from its different customers.

“Africa is one of the most important mining areas in the world and our commitment to the continent is clear. We have been investing here for more than 40 years and the results couldn’t be better: we are a leading player within our segment of activity and have a growing customer base that more and more values our differential, high-value combination of technologies and technical support”, explains Brett Wheatcroft, Regional Director of MAXAM in Southern Africa.

MAXAM will take advantage of Mining Indaba to showcase its complete range of solutions for underground operations, leveraging its over 40 years of experience in such projects in Africa. The company is a trusted partner in world-class underground mines in countries such as Ghana or Mali, among others. Its strength in this segment is based on its competency and safety record, vast underground product range, strong technical support and cutting-edge technology.

Customers attending Mining Indaba will also have the chance to know more about one of MAXAM’s unique technologies, RIOFLEX, a highly energetic, robust and flexible density bulk product that achieves excellent performance in all types of rock. This bulk watergel contributes to minimize the total cost of ownership due to the savings in the drilling and blasting application and the whole value chain of the mine as a result of a better fragmentation. RIOFLEX has been tested in more than 140 sites in 25 countries, becoming a benchmark for customers looking to improve the productivity of their mines, quarries and infrastructure projects.

Fernando Beitia, Director of bulk products of MAXAM, will talk about the company’s emulsion and watergel technologies at a conference during the show. His talk will take place on January, 6th at 13:00 hours, local time at the Indaba. The event is open to all Mining Indaba attendants and no prior registration is needed.

MAXAM in Africa

MAXAM has been investing in Africa for more than 40 years and has become the global player with the largest footprint in the continent. The company has more than 800 employees supporting customers in over 20 countries, with production and storage facilities strategically distributed across Africa. MAXAM is also the largest supplier of packaged explosives in the continent and offers the broadest range of products, including watergels, emulsions, both bulk and packaged.

For more information about MAXAM’s activities in Africa, please visit our booth #1102.


MAXAM is a global technology leader specializing in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic materials. It structures its activity into four business units: blasting solutions for mining, quarries and civil works; cartridges and gun powders for use in hunting and recreational shooting; products and systems for the defense and security sector; and key raw materials for the nitro chemical industry.

Founded by Alfred Nobel in 1872, MAXAM currently has more than 6,500 employees across five continents, with 80 industrial facilities, subsidiaries in over 50 countries, and sales in over 100. For its fiscal year 31 March 2018, MAXAM generated revenue of over €1.1 billion.


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