Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP) has been involved in the manufacture of ammunition since 1938. It is a division of Denel SOC Ltd, a well-known player on the world defence market.

PMP has established itself as a manufacturer of world class military and commercial ammunition products and components. Its small and medium calibre ammunition ranges conform to the most exacting military standards and specifications, and are manufactured in comprehensive facilities at Pretoria West, Gauteng Province in the Republic of South Africa. The small arms range varies from 5,56 mm to 12,7 mm and the medium calibre range from 20 mm to 35 mm. High quality percussion caps of all types are also produced. The latest additions to the product portfolio, are a family of 30 mm x 173 ammunition as well as 20 mm x 42 rounds for use in the NEOPUP Personal Area Weapon. The latter is a mobile but powerful weapon firing medium calibre rounds from the shoulder, and effective up to a 1 000 metres.

In addition, up to 80 tons of brass are casted daily at PMP’s non-ferrous foundry and rolling plant, of which a significant portion is sold as commercial strip and cups for the production of cartridge cases and bullets, and the rest utilised for its own ammunition production.

PMP’s ranges of commercial ammunition for handguns and hunting rifles are renowned for very high quality, and its PRO-AMM, Standard and Super ranges of hunting ammunition have secured a place in the top echelons of this competitive market. Recently the African Elite series has been launched as a premium range aimed at the very top end of the market and in 2012 the Kalahari Elite series was added for hunting over longer distances.

The company is also a world leader in the production of power cartridges and cutting charges used in escape systems of aircraft and helicopters, as well as for other uses. Its PROBIT rock drill bits have gained a significant market share in the mining industry. PMP is further a strategic supplier of primary explosives to the chemical industry in South Africa.

Between 35 to 55% of PMP’s production is exported to countries all over the world, and the company is thus an important earner of foreign exchange.

PMP is the proud holder of a SABS listing for the internationally recognised ISO 9001 quality, ISO 14001 environmental and OHSAS 18001 safety standards.


To be the choice munitions solution partner for small and medium caliber ammunition and technology related products and services.

To be successful business entity that creates value for the shareholders, care for its employees and contribute meaningfully to national security and developmental objectives. -

Sustained growth of a viable product portfolio by means of:
- continued investment in new technology
- new technology related products and diversification.
Manufacturing, upgrading and marketing of:
- small and medium calibre ammunition and technology related products.