A Global Defence Technology Company
Operating in the defence, security, aerospace and related technology solutions
ERWs

Commercial mine clearance operations

CANINE SERVICES

Training and operational deployment of detection dogs.

VEHICLES

Designed, manufactured and tested

Mine-Protected vehicles from MECHEM.

MECHEM

Remote Life Support Services

TECHNOLOGIES

A Toolbox approach to demining that employs

a diverse range of applications

TRAINING

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 (Council 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 business unit of Denel Land Systems, 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
  • Field Facility Services (FFS)

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News & Press

27 May 2020

LOCAL VENTILATOR PROJECTS ARE REACHING CRITICAL STAGES

Two projects to design and manufacture local ventilators to be used for the treatment of Covid-19 patients have reached critical stages. The design and layout phases have been completed and...

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25 April 2020

DENEL EMPLOYEES RETURN SAFELY FROM SPAIN

Denel is pleased to announce the safe return of four of its employees who have been working on a project based in Seville, Spain. The four landed this morning on board the SA Airways aircraft,...

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9 April 2020

MESSAGE BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC

My Fellow South Africans,
At midnight tonight, it will be exactly two weeks since our country entered into an unprecedented nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

During...

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Contact Denel

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+27 12 620 9111
marketing@mechem.co.za
368 Selborne Ave, Lyttelton, Centurion, 0140, South Africa
P.O. Box 14864, Lyttelton, 0140, South Africa

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