AECI Ltd. engages in the manufacture and distribution of chemical raw materials and related services. It operates through the following segments: Mining Solutions, Water and Process, Plant and Animal Health, Food and Beverage, Chemicals, and Property and Corporate. The Mining Solutions segment offers commercial explosives, initiating systems, and blasting services right through the value chain to chemicals for ore beneficiation and tailings treatment solutions. The Water and Process segment provides integrated water treatment and process chemicals, and equipment solutions, for a diverse range of applications in Africa. The Plant and Animal Health segment manufactures and supplies a range of crop protection products, plant nutrients, and services for the agricultural sector. The Food and Beverage segment supplies ingredients and commodities to the dairy, beverage, wine, meat, bakery, health, and nutrition industries. The Chemicals segment distributes specialty chemical raw materials and related services for use across a broad spectrum of customers in the manufacturing and general industrial sectors. The Property and Corporate segment handles property leasing and management in the office, industrial and retail sectors, and corporate functions including the treasury. The company was founded on March 21, 1924 and is headquartered in Sandton, South Africa.