Accreditations and Awards

Accreditations and Memberships

Continuous Improvement

To ensure a focus on our customers, and consistent and continuous improvement of our processes, EPE operates an AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System for the provision of Counter IED,EOD, and Force Protection Solutions including equipment, design, training and consultancy services.

Australian Trusted Trader

Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) is a Department of Home Affairs Progran which partners with Australian business to secure our borders and facilitate legitimate trade. Accreditation under the ATT Program demonstrates a business is trusted to import and export in Australia.

Ethical & Transparent

TRACE International Inc. (TRACE) has successfully completed a TRACE Standard due diligence review of Zangold Pty Ltd trading as Explosive Protective Equipment (EPE). TRACE has granted Zangold Pty Ltd a certificate of membership signifying the company’s commitment to transparency in international commercial transactions.

Supporter of Veterans Employement

In 2016 the Prime Ministers Veterans’ Employment Program was initiated to raise awareness of the value and unique experience of our veterans.

Defence Reserves Support

All Australians share responsibility for our national security, including a capable and resilient Australian Defence Force with permanent and reserve components. As responsible corporate citizens, we pledge support to our employees who serve our nation as Australian Defence Force Reservists, and to provide the leave required for their service obligations.

Australian Veteran Owned

The Australian Veteran Owned Business is a non-profit third party certifier which promotes the recognition of Australian Defence Force veteran owned and operated businesses.

Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN)

EPE is a member of the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN). AIDN is the peak industry association for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) doing business in the Defence and Security sectors in Australia. They provide a comprehensive level of industry support and advocacy.

Support Defence Network

NZDIA is the peak industry association for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) doing business in the Defence and Security sectors in New Zealand. They provide a comprehensive level of industry support and advocacy.

Drone Safety Advocates

Drone safety advocates are Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) recognised retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Safety advocates pledge to educate customers about when, where, and how customers can use their drones safely.

Australian Association for Uncrewed Ssytems (AAUS)

AAUS is a not for profit industry association representing organisations and individuals who are interested in the development, manufacture, operation or effect of uncrewed systems in Australia.

ASTM International

ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.

Australian Industry Group

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group®) is a peak national employer organisation representing traditional, innovative and emerging industry sectors.


Finalist for Prime Minister’s Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year

Established under the Prime Minister’s National Veterans’ Employment Program, the Awards recognise national contribution in veteran employment. The inaugural Veteran ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award recognises outstanding achievement by a veteran creating opportunity for Australia through entrepreneurship.

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New Zealand Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence

The New Zealand Minister of Defence Awards for Excellence to Industry were established by the NZ Defence Industry Advisory Council (NZDIAC) in 1998 to highlight and reward contributions made by industry to Defence. EPE won the Award for Category 2: Provision of Product to Defence of less than $15 million for delivery of the Counter Explosive Hazards (CEH) project.

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Australian Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Finalist

The Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards recognise businesses who employ and support Australian military veterans, as well as recognise veterans who are making a significant contribution to the workforce as an employee or entrepreneur. The Awards are an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program.

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Austalian Defence Magazine’s Top 20 Defence ANZ SME’s

Austalian Defence Magazine’s Top 20 Defence ANZ SME’s provides valuable data for the industry as a whole. It demonstrates the value of the Defence Industry to the Australian economy and each year reiterates that to stay in the Top 20 ranking. EPE has ranked in the Top 20 ANZ SME’s for the past 10 years, demonstrating our commitment to the Australian and New Zealand Defence sector.