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WHO WE ARE

Our Group
MAXAM Group

MAXAM is a leading industrial group in development, manufacture and sale of civil explosives and initiation systems for the mining, quarry and infrastructure industries; hunting cartridges and powders for sporting use, products for the defence industry, raw materials for the Nitrochemical sector and security and environmental advice

The Group
MAXAM Group

More than 100 companies, with industrial facilities in more than 40 countries and sales in more than 80 countries of the five continents.

The Group
MAXAM Group

Leadership Position:

Civil Explosives & Initiation Systems

#1 in Europe #1 in Russia and Central Asia #2 as global company #3 for turnover figure #1 worldwide producer #2 in Demil in Europe #1 in Recycling of Demil products

Outdoors

Defence

The Group
MAXAM Group

More than 6,000 Professionals Abroad 4.500 professionals 75 %

Spain 1.500 professionals 25 %

About us

EXPAL, as head of the Business Unit of Defence of the MAXAM Group, constitutes the most important industrial group in Spain within the industry of ammunition and explosives as well as the number 1 in Demilitarization and Soil remediation. With a wide and complete range of products, EXPAL also provides services of maintenance and modernization of platforms, armoured vehicles and aircraft systems.

About us
EXPAL manages the whole lifecycle of ammunition and explosives, from its design, development, manufacture and maintenance, to its destruction at the end of its useful life, destining all of the recycled components, in accordance to the international regulations, to its reuse in the civil industry, explosives for public works, mining industry, hunting powder, etc.

Industrial Tradition
Milestones

1946-1964
EXPAL was founded In 1946. EXPAL became a leading supplier of aviation bombs for the Spanish Air Force, and received the category of Aeronautical Industry. Later on the Spanish MoD declared EXPAL as a Company of Interest for the National Defence.

Industrial Tradition
Milestones

1979
The factory of Pramo de Masa was founded in 1979 and over the next years became a reliable and modern Plant for loading, assembling and packing of ammunition, able to accomplish the most demanding quality requirements. This plant has been defined by the NATO as ...one of the most important ammunition loading facilities in the Organization.

Industrial Tradition
Milestones

2008
EXPAL, participating in the process of concentration of the defence industry in Europe, acquires the Ammunitionarsenalet company (AMA) to the Danish Ministry of Defence. AMA, dedicated since 1676 to supply small-caliber ammunition, became DENEX. EXPAL completes its range of ammunition with joining this caliber .

Industrial Tradition
Milestones

2009
EXPAL constitute a subsidiary of technologic innovation, to equip their products with advanced technological elements. It main activity is the design, manufacture and marketing of all types of electronic or electromechanical on board systems.

Industrial Tradition
Milestones

2009
EXPAL signed an agreement of acquisition with the company GENERAL DYNAMICS, assuming the assets and production lines of its factory in Murcia, in the Southeast of Spain, ensuring the viability of this Centre, of long tradition, and dedicated to manufacture military powder and nitrocellulose. EXPAL, this way, becomes the absolute leader in the Spanish industry of ammunition and military explosives.

Quality

EXPAL and all its plants are certified under the certification ISO-9001:2008 of Quality Management. EXPAL is classified by the Spanish Mod according to the regulation PECAL/AQAP2110: OTAN requirements of Quality Assurance for the design, development and production. EXPAL production centres are certified under the regulation PECAL/AQAP 2120 OTAN requirements of Quality Assurance for the production.

Market Distribution

EXPAL has a world-wide commercial network and solid collaboration agreements with the most important companies of the Defence Industry.

45% DOMESTICS 55% FOREIGN

WHAT WE DO

Services & Products


EXPAL develops, manufactures, markets and maintains products, systems and services for the Defence & Security Sector. Its products are in service in the Armed Forces over 35 countries.

Weapon Systems, Ammunition and Energetic Materials

Technological Systems and Applications

Maintenance of Armoured Vehicles and Integrated Logistic Support

Uxo Clearance and Disposal & Recovery

Services & Products Weapon Systems, ammunition and energetic products:


Weapon systems Air-launched Armament Engineering Devices, Demolition Items & others products for military use Artillery Ammunition Medium Caliber Munitions Light Arms Munitions Mortar Ammunition Naval Ammunition Energetic Products

Services & Products Engineering and technology of electronic equipments and software on board systems:

Guided Systems Digital Control Systems

Services & Products Maintenance & Modernization Services of Platforms:

Armoured Vehicles Aircraft Systems

Services & Products Safe disposal and recovery Services of ammunition, explosives & pyrotechnics and UXO Clearance Services:
Training Demining UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) Clearance BAC (Battle Area Clearance) & ERW (Explosive Remnant of War) Demilitarization Facilities Mobile Plants Soil Remediation

HOW WE MAKE IT

Industrial Organization
EXPAL has participated in the process of concentration over the Defence Industry in Europe maintaining its activity in Spain, where it has 7 production centres and acquiring factories in Denmark, Italy and Bulgaria.

Industrial Organization
Headquarters

MADRID
Management Sales R&D&i Engineering, Quality, Administration & purchasing Departments

Industrial Organization
Industrial Plants

Carlos III University Technological Park. Madrid


Design, manufacture and commercialise all kinds of electronic and electro-mechanics on board systems.

Industrial Organization
Industrial Plants

PARAMO MASA
Melted & pressed charges (pyrotechnics, explosives, HC, illuminating) and loading, assembling & packaging of medium & large caliber ammunition mortar grenades, marine mines & aviation bombs. Energetic products for military applications.

Industrial Organization
Industrial Plants

MURCIA GALDACANO PARAMO DE MASA


Manufacturing of single, double & triple base powders, plastic explosives, nitrocellulose and energetic products for military applications. Manufacturing of propelling charges, increment charges for mortar bombs, rocket motor & Base Bleed grain.

Industrial Organization
Industrial Plants

NAVALMORAL
Military Vehicles Maintenance & Modernization Manufacturing of metallurgic components for aviation bombs, medium & large caliber shells, cartridges cases, mortar grenade shells & practice bombs.

Industrial Organization
Industrial Plants

EL GORDO
Demilitarization, recovering & recycling of all types of ammunitions & components. Manufacturing of fuzes. White phosphorous loading.

Industrial Organization
Industrial Plants

ALBACETE
Manufacturing of metallurgic components for medium caliber ammunition from 20 mm up to 40 mm. Aircrafts Systems Maintenance

Industrial Organization
Industrial Plants

DENMARK (FREDERIKSHAVEN)
Manufacturing of small caliber ammunition (5.56 & 7.62 mm). Demilitarization, recovering & recycling of all types of munitions and components.

Industrial Organization
Industrial Plants

BULGARIA (GABROVO)
Demilitarization, recycling and recovery of all kind of munitions and components.

Industrial Organization
Industrial Plants

ITALIA (AULA)
Demilitarization, recycling and recovery of all kind of munitions and components.