Congratulations to our latest Champion, Jonathan Amudo (right). Jonathan is the Magazine Keeper, Delivery Driver and Safety Representative for our Kalgoorlie operations. ‘Jono’ has gone above and beyond to offer assistance to our Product Support team in a remote location and extended his stay in extreme weather conditions to get the job done.

Introducing The Beast

OHNEX’s Product Support Team were on hand to commission the latest member of the family in March. The MPU has a capacity of 11 tonne AN and 7 tonne ANE. Maximum combined discharge rates of: • ANFO: 800 kg/min • Heavy ANFO: 1,000 kg/min • Down Hole Product: 400 kg/min Aaron Andrew, Senior Product Support, said “The latest generation of MPU, based on the Volvo FMx13 platform, has shown us that larger than standard loads can be moved around in comfort and delivered efficiently. The powerful 500hp engine gives us the opportunity to further increase its load capabilities when teamed up with an ANE tanker trailer.” Safety features of the new design exceed the most stringent mine site requirements. An audible alarm and delay on discharge auger movement, handrails that lock in the upright position even in the event of a loss of air, product line pressure relief valves and continuous electronic pressure and temperature monitoring are just some of the features that are the new standard on JOHNEX MPUs.

MEET THE TEAM: Dan Kavanagh.

Dan joined JOHNEX in 2018 as our Technical Support Manager, specialising in all aspects of drill and blast. Dan’s broad expertise covers best practice, systems, policy and products for drill and blast in medium to large scale mining, construction and quarry operations. Dan’s innovative solutions and can-do attitude are a welcome addition to our Senior Management Team.

We Deliver More.

JOHNEX are excited to welcome the latest additions to our transport fleet. Our new truck and trailer combos are able to deliver a mixed load up to 25 tonnes to minimise your overall freight costs. See you on the road!

Champion of the Month – DAMIEN MAAS

Congratulation to Damien Maas for being awarded as JOHNEX’s latest Monthly Champion. Damien is one of our transport drivers at our facility in Charters Towers, QLD and has been recognised for his ‘Can Do’ attitude – one of JOHNEX’s core values. Damien was nominated for driving safety in his workplace and he even took a delivery truck home to clean it in his own time! Well done Damien!

ISEE Australian Chapter Meeting

JOHNEX were pleased to be a part of the International Society of Explosives Engineers’ first meeting of the Australian Chapter for 2019. JOHNEX’s Dan Kavanagh and Shaun Mulvaney delivered a presentation that addressed the principles and techniques for effective perimeter and wall control in both surface and underground mining. It was an informative and enjoyable evening spent networking with industry professionals in the blasting fraternity.

Welcome to the team - Donna Jackson-Thomas

Donna joined JOHNEX in February 2019 as our new HR Advisor. Originally from London in the UK, she has called Australia home for the past seven years. Donna was the lead singer in a band for 15 years and is a rugby fan who will cheer for both Australia and England. Donna is a life-long learner and has recently started to learn Ballroom and Latin dancing.

2018 RJ (Dick) Johnson Award Winner

On Saturday 1st December 2018, we announced the winners of the annual RJ (Dick) Johnson Award. The winner for 2018 is TRACEY O'ROURKE - CHARTERS TOWERS

JOHNEX welcomes three new staff to the Management & Sales team

Over the past 12 months, JOHNEX has continued to grow in-line with our strategic plans. It is therefore with great pleasure and excitement that we introduce three new staff members to the JOHNEX Management and Sales team who will help guide us going forward.

Salesman of the Year

It is with great pleasure we awarded Todd Russell the Salesman of the Year award – 2016/17, at the same time as Todd celebrated his 10 year anniversary with JOHNEX.

Farewell to Tracey

It was a farewell of mixed emotions when we said goodbye to one of JOHNEX's stalwarts, Tracey Aikman. After 19 years and 1 day, whilst very sad to see our Admin Manager leave JOHNEX, we celebrated in her decision to broaden her horizons.

ISO Accreditation at JOHNEX

JOHNEX have once again been re-accredited to national and international standards within Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental Management.

2016 RJ (Dick) Johnson Award Announced.

Congratulations to Michelle Kopae, winner of the 2016 annual RJ (Dick) Johnson award. The RJ (Dick) Johnson Award is presented each year to the JOHNEX employee who best exemplifies the JOHNEX core values of Professionalism, Innovation, a Can Do attitude and Trustworthiness. Michelle was a clear winner in 2016, with a record 10 nominations and two Monthly Champion awards across a number of different departments at JOHNEX. Michelle applies herself diligently to every task, is always happy to assist and is actively helping to improve JOHNEX's internal processes. A worthy winner, Michelle works in JOHNEX's head office.

Salesman of the Year 2015

JOHNEX's Salesman of the Year award for 2015 was awarded to Queensland's Brendan Toll in recognition of the outstanding job he had done with customers and displaying the JOHNEX explosives core values of PICT (Professionalism, Innovation, having a "Can Do" attitude & Trustworthiness) in Queensland and the Northern Territories.

2015 R J Johnson PICT Award Winner Announced

We are pleased to announce that the winner of 2015 JOHNEX R J Johnson PICT Award for the employee who most personifies the company's PICT values of Professionalism, Innovation, having a "Can Do" attitude and Trustworthiness is Dennis Kuun.

OHSAS 18001 Accreditation

JOHNEX have recently undertaken the external auditing process to maintain its International accreditation for its Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems - OHSAS18001.

Salesman of the Year 2014

JOHNEX recently awarded their Salesman of the Year award to Western Australia’s Shaun Mulvaney in recognition of the outstanding job he had done with customers and displaying the JOHNEX explosives core values of PICT (Professionalism, Innovation, having a "Can Do" attitude & Trustworthiness) in the region.

JOHNEX achieves ISO Accreditation across the board

JOHNEX explosives successfully achieved ISO accreditations at all Australian Manufacturing Facilities and Perth Head Office. The accreditations include Quality Management ISO 9001, Occupational Health and Safety Management ISO 18001 and Environmental Management ISO 14001.

Salesman of the Year Award

JOHNEX recently awarded their Salesman of the Year award to Queensland and Northern Territory’s Brendan Toll in recognition of the outstanding job he had done with customers and the spreading of the JOHNEX explosives brand values of “Professionalism, Innovation, Can do & Trust” in the region.

Another EZIPUMP DV MPU in the field

JOHNEX welcomes another new addition to the growing fleet of EZIPUMP DV repumpable MPUs in the field, supplied by E.M.E.A. The latest unit has been bought by Dynamic Drill & Blast, operating out of the Onslow district, northern WA.

JOHNEX explosives launch MEGADRIVE®

In their quest for a better product, JOHNEX explosives are announcing the launch of their MEGADRIVE® packaged explosive range. The formulation has been beefed up to cope with the strict demands of the mainly underground customers’ requirements and to an area of the market that is being neglected.

JOHNEX launch surface bulk emulsion - EZIPUMP®-ANE (Class 5.1)

Over the last 3 years JOHNEX explosives have been progressively researching the best emulsion formulation for the harsh Australian mining environment. In the last 3 months we have had several successful blasts using the same formulation of EZIPUMP®-ANE and our own, home engineered, emulsion delivery unit. At the end of May 2012 we were awarded the authority to blast in NSW and Queensland and already have orders for 3 more trucks.

New National Business Manager

JOHNEX explosives are pleased to announce the appointment of Kerry Hughes into the newly created role of National Business Manager.

The Innovator delivers big time!

As part of the ongoing expansion of the JOHNEX delivery fleet, the NSW branch have just taken delivery of a brand new 18 tonne explosives delivery truck - the "innovator". Based at our NSW branch, the "innovator" boasts a 550hp engine and is capable of delivering a huge mixed explosives load. We can now get larger orders to our customers quicker. Contact us today for more information.