Profile and Strategy

AECI IS A SOUTH AFRICAN-BASED EXPLOSIVES AND SPECIALTY CHEMICALS COMPANY FOCUSED ON PROVIDING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES TO A BROAD SPECTRUM OF CUSTOMERS IN THE MINING, MANUFACTURING, AGRICULTURAL, FOOD AND BEVERAGE, AND GENERAL INDUSTRIAL SECTORS. IT HAS REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES IN AFRICA, SOUTH EAST ASIA, THE USA AND AUSTRALIA.

15 GROUP BUSINESSES   6 630 EMPLOYEES

REGISTERED AS A COMPANY IN SA IN 1924 AND LISTED ON THE JSE SINCE 1966


2016 REVENUE BY PILLAR

1 2 3 4 5
         

MINING
SOLUTIONS

AEL, SENMIN, EXPERSE

WATER
SOLUTIONS

IMPROCHEM

AGROCHEMICALS

NULANDIS

FOOD ADDITIVES AND INGREDIENTS

LAKE, SCP

PORTFOLIO
OF SPECIALTY
CHEMICALS
BUSINESSES
         
R9,9bn R1,4bn R2,8bn R1,1bn R3,2bn

1
Mining Solutions is AECI’s international business. The companies in this pillar have their own unrestricted intellectual property, enabling them to service customers worldwide. Between them they have close to 100 operations (including manufacturing plants, sales offices and distribution centres) in more than 20 countries, with a particularly extensive footprint in Africa. AEL has an established presence in Indonesia and Australia and both Senmin and Experse have also expanded their footprints into other countries.
2
In Water Solutions, ImproChem has an established footprint in Africa, where water remains a scarce resource. This presents opportunities in all sectors of industry in terms of the provision of recycling and usage minimisation solutions.
3
In Agrochemicals, Nulandis’ NuWay philosophy recognises the momentum that bio agriculture is gaining globally, including in Africa where Nulandis’ footprint was expanded through the acquisition of Farmers Organisation, in Malawi, in 2015. NuWay is a holistic, more environmentally friendly approach to the application of products for soil and plant health.
4
Market growth in the food and beverage sector continues to outpace GDP growth in South Africa and in other Southern African countries. Both Lake and SCP have strong relationships with their customers in the region and this will contribute to their ability to benefit from this trend.
5
A solid portfolio of Specialty Chemicals businesses remains core for AECI. These businesses serve a diverse range of customers, mainly in the local manufacturing sector. They are highly cash generative, to the benefit of the Group as a whole. Their service-driven, value-add business models remain relevant and they have the manufacturing capacity to take advantage of any upturn in local and export markets. The active management and enhancement of this portfolio ensures that synergies are maximised to boost overall efficiencies and that costs remain well controlled.
All land surplus to operational requirements and available for redevelopment in the short term has been sold. Acacia Real Estate, the Group’s Property division, now focuses mainly on managing AECI’s leasing portfolio and on the provision of services at the Umbogintwini Industrial Complex in KwaZulu-Natal.


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