The Société Suisse des Explosifs (SSE – Swiss Explosives Society) has just entered into a partnership with the Swedish company Hypex Bio Explosives Technology. SSE, a Valais-based SME, will market Hypex Bio’s products, including its new ecologically sustainable and nitrate-free explosives. These products are mainly used in civil mining, construction and quarrying throughout Central Europe.
The SSE Group will act as the exclusive supplier of this unique and proven technology through its existing subsidiaries in Germany, Poland and Switzerland, as well as through SSE partnerships in France, Italy and Austria. “At the SSE Group, we have spent the last few years continuously developing our sustainability strategy. After signing a strategic agreement with the DSM Group, which will produce BOVAER (a methane-reducing feed additive) for our fine chemicals company Valsynthese, we are pleased to announce the signing of this exclusive distribution agreement to supply the Hypex solution through our civil explosives business unit. This is an exciting opportunity to bring a new and sustainable explosives solution to the civil markets. Our entrepreneurial spirit means we are eager to rise to this challenge”, said Gilles de Preux, CEO of SSE.
Over 700 employees
“This partnership will create valuable synergies and accelerate the development of Hypex by bringing it to a wider market where there is a high demand for a more sustainable explosives solution”, said Thomas Gustavsson, CEO of Hypex Bio.
The SSE Group manufactures and markets industrial explosives and fine chemicals. Within the explosives sector, SSE also provides high-end services for rock-on-ground activities. The business started in Brig in 1894. Over the past ten years, it has grown into an international group with a presence in eight European markets. The group’s consolidated turnover is approximately 150 million Swiss francs and it employs over 700 people.
Source: press release
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