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 (SOC) 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

17 November 2015

Denel Voices Strong Support For Growth Of Aerotropolis In Gauteng

Denel supports the development of an Aerotropolis in Ekurhuleni and its potential to transform the economy of the Gauteng City Region.

Mr Victor Xaba, the Deputy Chief Executive of Denel...

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10 November 2015

Combat Proven Rooivalk Gives Winning Edge To Forces

The successful deployment of the Rooivalk combat helicopter during peace-keeping operations in Africa has focused international attention on the technological capabilities of the South African...

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9 November 2015

New Contracts To Boost Denel's Armoured Vehicle Business

Denel Vehicle Systems has concluded a contract of more than R900-million with NIMR in the United Arab Emirates for the development and supply of advanced mine-protected vehicles.

This contract for...

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368 Selborne Ave, Lyttelton, Centurion, 0140, South Africa
P.O. Box 14864, Lyttelton, 0140, South Africa

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