About EPC Groupe

The EPC Groupe is one of the world’s leaders in explosives, demolition and drilling and blasting.
Founded in 1893 and headquartered in Paris, the EPC Groupe has enjoyed a reputation for effective solutions, technological innovation and high-quality customer service for over 120 years.

With a turnover equalling 348 million euros, we produce in excess of 145,000 tonnes of explosives annually, and have forty subsidiaries in twenty countries around the world, with activities across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

EPC-UK forms part of that presence, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the EPC Groupe.

Today, we manufacture and supply a range of commercial explosives and tailor-made services. Our customer base includes many leading names in mining, cement, aggregates, civil engineering and defence.

EPC Groupe in the UK

EPC Groupe began operations in the UK in 1905; over a century later, we have grown into the UK’s most trusted and respected supplier of explosives for commercial and military applications.

EPC-UK operates out of two sites in Derbyshire and Essex, ideally located for road and sea logistics channels. Our facilities – including fully bonded warehousing and a licensed explosives dock – are rigorously controlled to enable handling of class 1, section 5 and protectively marked goods.

Our UK activities include:

Backed by the manufacturing know-how, extensive R&D, product support and experience of the wider EPC Groupe, we deliver world class products and services.


Our ethos is simple. We work in some of the most demanding fields in the world, and we understand that our customers require solutions that are not only effective but safe, secure and ethical. With EPC-UK, you can be assured of the highest standards of professionalism and care.

At the same time, we pride ourselves on our commitment to research and development. The EPC-UK portfolio of products and services contains many pioneering solutions that remain unrivalled for producing effective results. Our technical strengths also make us ideally placed to propose solutions and services adapted to meet the specific requirements of our customers.

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New for Hillhead 2024 – POLAREX© demos on the EPC stand

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Five Alive Focus: Our latest defib donation goes to…Upton FC!

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Winter Bee Diary 23-24

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With our Rough Close Works’ bees less active in colder months, winter is the quietest time for EPC-UK’s resident beekeeper Andy Bailey. Having readied equipment for the forthcoming season and ensured the colonies are well fed and treated for varroa mite, Andy tells us...

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