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AECI is a specialty product and services Group of companies which provides value-adding solutions to customers through science, technology and industry knowledge. The focus is on serving the mining and manufacturing sectors. The Group has substantially completed a R2 billion strategic capital investment programme to enhance its future growth in these areas, with particular emphasis on mining chemicals. AECI’s core businesses serve global and regional markets. The businesses are characterised by application know-how and service delivery, operate in niche markets, and are supported by leading international technology alliances. The Company’s businesses include AEL Mining Services (AEL), a cluster of specialty chemicals business units, Heartland and SANS Technical Fibers. AEL is a developer, producer and supplier of commercial explosives, initiating systems and blasting services for the mining, quarrying and construction sectors in Africa and further afield, particularly Indonesia. The business has a presence in 23 countries. It is well established across the African continent and, in line with its international strategy, it has moved successfully into South East Asia. AEL’s excellent technology and product positions in initiating systems and bulk explosives have enabled it to enter into mutually beneficial channel partnerships with leading regional explosives players in Europe and in Latin America. AEL’s largest site is at Modderfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng. In the specialty chemicals cluster, 18 business units supply specialty chemical raw materials and related services for industrial use across a broad spectrum of customers in the manufacturing and mining sectors in South Africa and Southern Africa. Sales, distribution, production and laboratory facilities are extensive. The cluster has major sites in Johannesburg and Durban, with a number of smaller operations country-wide. The Group’s mining chemicals thrust is anchored in Senmin, part of the specialty chemicals cluster. Senmin operates at Sasolburg in the Free State.