NFCA Africa Mining Selects MAXAM as Blasting Solutions Supplier

MAXAM, a global technology company specializing in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic materials, has been selected by NFCA Africa Mining Plc as its blasting solutions supplier for the underground copper mine that the company operates in Chambishi, Zambia.

The contract has been granted following a trial period in which several companies participated and that was finally awarded to MAXAM, thanks to the performance of its high energy bulk explosive, RIOFLEX, in terms of advance rate, profile control and other downstream values.

With the signature of this contract, MAXAM consolidates its presence and business in the Southern African region, where it has been operating for more than 20 years, as well as in the underground segment. MAXAM Africa Regional Director, Bernard Kaninda said, “We are really pleased that NFCA has selected us as their partners in WOB (West OreBody site). At MAXAM we are committed to our customers’ success to the extent that we adapt our offering to their key performance areas, providing customized solutions to their specific needs.”

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 F19, ended in 31 March 2019, MAXAM generated revenue of over €1.1 billion.

In conclusion, NFCA Deputy Chief Executive Officer Zhanyan Li said, “We are happy to choose MAXAM as our partner after MAXAM demonstrated their capabilities and competencies with RIOFLEX technology during trial period in WOB. And I am looking forward to working together closely to achieve our challenging targets.”


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