Prime Explosives currently have three drill rigs located across the North and South Island. The new generation rigs help us give better service by producing information on the condition of the drill and work performed meaning our guys are able to spend more quality time providing drill and blast services. Learn more…


Prime Explosives currently works together with many quarries to provide the full Drill & Blast service. With the right equipment, experts in the field and excellent communication between the Shotfirers and Drillers, Prime Explosives can carry out blast design, drilling, loading & firing in a timely manner. Learn more…

Manufacturing Plant

Prime Explosives manufacture and supply a bulk emulsion called PrimeX. PrimeX is designed to be pumped from a bulk delivery truck, through a loading hose to the bottom of each blast hole. Located on 300 acres of farmland in the Kaimai Mamaku Ranges is the Prime explosives emulsion plant. Our practices ensure minimal impact on our environment.

Delivery Trucks

We have 4 Mobile Mixing Unit’s (MMU’s) and a bulk tanker which enables us to deliver on time the product demands of our customers. We regularly service all MMU’s. This ensures maximum productivity and safety.

Storage and Magazines

Prime is able to offer an extensive range of explosive products and accessories at competitive prices. Our large storage facilities throughout NZ enable us to supply customers in a timely manner.


Prime Explosives imports products from various countries, including USA, Sweden, South America and China. We have built long term relationships with all our suppliers. This enables us to order products in a timely manner at the best possible prices.

South Island Operation

Prime Explosives expanded into the South Island in Dec 2010. We have a new 6×6 MMU for emulsion and a 5 tonne truck to service our South Island customers. We currently have three full time employees, large warehouse facilities and explosive magazines in the South Island. The South MMU is capable of manufacturing a 50/50 blend of waterproof heavy ANFO; this provides many benefits including a higher density compared to most emulsion products. The heavy ANFO allows holes to be loaded up to 80 metres. Loading more product per linear metre, allos for increased drill patterns. This offers significant cost savings to the customer.

NZ’s Number One Independent Supplier of Explosive Products