The Division has the country's largest explosives and detonators manufacturing facilities (9 manufacturing plants and 6 bulk explosives support facilities) around India. Its Hyderabad Plant is one of the largest detonator manufacturing facilities in the world (192 million nos per annum). The other plants manufacture cartridge explosives as well as intermediaries for site mix explosives.
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The Division employs well-qualified, trained and experienced team of mining engineers, operating in various regions of the Indian subcontinent with offices in Hyderabad, Rourkela, Ahmedabad, Asansol, Barbil, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Dhanbad, Guwahati, Kolkata, Nagpur, Ramagundam, Ranchi, Satna, Siliguri, Singrauli, Talcher and Udaipur, supporting a nationwide distribution.
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A well-equipped and well-staffed R&D wing has succeeded in developing new products in line with customer demands and in obtaining a large number of explosives related patents in India and abroad. The R&D wing has been able to commercialise several products for defence and space applications, explosively bonded clad metal plates for chemical industries and ship building and recently electronically programmable detonators used for precision blasting in mines.
The Division is the country’s largest exporter of explosives and detonators (CE Certified) to 25 countries, which includes countries in the Far East, South East Asia, Southern Asia, West Asia, Gulf, Middle East, North Africa and Southern Europe.