Pretoria Metal Pressings

Denel Pretoria Metal Pressings, shortened as Denel PMP or just PMP, is an arms producer in South Africa. It is a division of the Denel Group.[1][2]

Pretoria Metal Pressing
HeadquartersPretoria West,
South Africa


Founded since 1931, the company has been producing with code: PMP. it also produced for the South African Mint (ammunition code: SAM).[3]

Through its history, PMP has produced ammunition with different ammunition codes including: SAM, A, RSA, PMP and various number abbreviations. The company's history is linked to the South African mint, which produced ammunition from 1937 to 1964.[4]

As of 2019, they were the only supplier of ammunitions to the South African Police Service.[5]


PMP's main products include civil and military ammunition in calibers from 5.56 mm to 12.7 mm and 20 mm to 35 mm.[6][7]

Another business area is the production of brass. Every year over 25,000 t are produced for the production of cartridge cases within South Africa and for export.

PMP makes large-caliber sniper rifle NTW-20[8] and the Neopup Personal Assault Weapon.[9]

Other products are explosives for use in fire extinguishing systems and for emergency opening of aircraft cockpits. In addition, explosives for mining and primers are produced.[10]


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  2. ^ "Pretoria Metal Pressings, Division of Denel (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa)". Retrieved 28 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Ammunition Headstamp Code: SAM". 6 September 2017. Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  4. ^ "South African History of Coins". 28 November 2011. Archived from the original on 28 November 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Police's ammunition crisis finally resolved". Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Denel PMP assets up for sale". defenceWeb. 10 July 2020. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  7. ^ Recent arms deliveries from the successor States of the former Yugoslavia (PDF). International Peace Information Service.
  8. ^ "Pretoria Metal Pressings (PMP), Division of Denel (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa)". Retrieved 28 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "PMP receives first contract for Neopup personal area weapon". defenceWeb. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Sniper rifle NTW-20 (South Africa) Small arms Arsenal". Retrieved 28 August 2021.