AECI is a diversified Group of 16 companies. It has regional and international businesses in Africa, Europe, South East Asia, North America, South America and Australia. Products and services are provided to a broad spectrum of customers in the mining, water treatment, plant and animal health, food and beverage, infrastructure and general industrial sectors.
The Group’s strategy is to be the supplier of choice in the markets in which it operates and to continue to grow domestically as well as through ongoing expansion of its footprint within the geographies and markets served. In line with this strategy, businesses are managed in five growth pillars: Mining Solutions (AEL Intelligent Blasting, Experse and Senmin), Water & Process (ImproChem), Plant & Animal Health (Nulandis and Schirm), Food & Beverage (Lake Foods and Southern Canned Products), and Chemicals (Chemfit, Chemical Initiatives, ChemSystems, Industrial Oleochemical Products, Much Asphalt and SANS Technical Fibers). Included in this pillar is the Specialty Minerals South Africa joint venture.
These pillars are AECI’s key reporting segments.
AECI also has a property division, Acacia Real Estate. Its main activities are the management of the Company’s leasing portfolio and the provision of services at the Umbogintwini Industrial Complex in KwaZulu-Natal. Together with Head Office support functions, including the treasury, Acacia Real Estate constitutes the Group’s sixth reporting segment, namely Property & Corporate.
All business activities are underpinned by the Group’s BIGGER values – of being Bold, Innovative, Going Green and being Engaged and Responsible.
The Company was registered in South Africa in 1924 and was listed on the JSE in 1966.