A Global Leader in Creating a Safer World
Operating in the defence, security, aerospace and related technology solutions

Commercial mine clearance operations


Training and operational deployment of detection dogs.


Designed, manufactured and tested

Mine-Protected vehicles from MECHEM.


Remote Life Support Services


A Toolbox approach to demining that employs

a diverse range of applications


A proven capacity to provide training in all of

the different disciplines within this field of work.

Welcome to Denel Mechem

Denel MECHEM had its origins as the Applied Chemistry Unit (ACU) of the CSIR (Counsel for Scientific and Industrial Research of South Africa) tasked with research and development of mechanical and chemical solutions to defence related problems giving way to the name MECHEM. The cessation of the border war in the 1980s saw MECHEM changing its focus from largely R&D to demining and started commercial demining in 1991. MECHEM is a subsidiary of Denel (Pty) Ltd and wholly owned by South African government.


MECHEM, a global leader in creating a safer world, through providing continuous quality:

  • Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Clearance Solutions
  • Specialised Canine Products and Services
  • Mine Protected Vehicles
  • Ancillary Equipment
  • Related Skills Development

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News & Press

18 February 2015

South African Defence Group to be a prominent participant at IDEX 2015

South African defence and technology group Denel will showcase the range and quality of its leading projects at the IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi later this month.

Riaz Saloojee, the Group Chief Executive...

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28 October 2014

Sustained revenue growth and strong order book drive Denel's new growth era

Parliaments Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises will tomorrow be presented with Denels Annual Report for the 2013-14 financial years. The state-owned global supplier of defence products and...

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3 October 2014

Denel targeting market opportunities at Indonesian Defence Show

Market opportunities for Denel's defence and high-technology products in Southeast Asia will be explored when the company participates in the Indo Defence exhibition in Indonesia in early...

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+27 12 620 9111
368 Selborne Ave, Lyttelton, Centurion, 0140, South Africa
P.O. Box 14864, Lyttelton, 0140, South Africa

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