The Company

EPE specialises in Counter IED, EOD, ECM and CBRN Defence; Counter Drone, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance technology; and also supports broader Force Protection, Security and Threat Mitigation requirements. EPE is trusted to deliver complete capability to Defence, Law Enforcement, Emergency Services and other government agencies in the Asia Pacific Region including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea and Papua New Guinea. 

Product Lines and Through Life Support

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Leader in EOD & Counter IED

Project Delivery & Rapid Acquisition

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Protecting Government Deployments

Innovation & Commercialisation

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Next Generation Technology

Exporting in the Asia Pacific Region

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Global Capability & Capacity Building


Formal Letter from LT COL Adam Modd GM (George Medal), Capability Branch NZDF and Paula Brasovan, CEH Project Lead, NZ Ministry of Defence

The Counter Explosive Hazards Project will provide the New Zealand Defence Force with a dedicated expeditionary EOD capability that spans Maritime, Land, and Special Operations environments. The project also provides an Explosive Detector Dog capability. In order to support our regional and global commitments and outputs, our personnel will be required to step into harm’s way to save lives, protect property, and return normality. Through the establishment of a Prime Vendor partnership with EPE, and their outstanding service, the CEH project has been able to procure the right equipment, produce the required effects, and deliver a world class capability in a timely, cost-effective and efficient manner.

Formal Letter from Australian Army re 18 month project – EPE in partnership with Defence delivering turnkey solution to capability enhancement requirement.

The operational requirements for Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) operators in Afghanistan were both technically challenging and required EPE to deliver under the most demanding timelines. Their support to ADF operations was first rate and has undoubtedly saved lives. The project was completed in time, to budget and, in terms of deliverables, exceeded expectations.

Formal Letter from Australian High Commission Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Bomb Response Capacity Building Training support to APEC.

[…] great work carried out by EPE to support the development of an IED Search Capability within various Papua New Guinea (PNG) Agencies, including Defence Force, Correctional Services and Constabulary. […] contributed to the development of a credible and sustainable IED Search Capability ahead of PNG’s hosting of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit […] All Agencies, including PNG Defence Force, Correctional Services and Constabulary have benefited from the opportunity to work with EPE in 2016.

Formal Letter from Tom Squier, Managing Director of Smiths Detection Australia and New Zealand

In my role as Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand for Smiths Detection we have partnered with EPE since 2015. As a Distributor for Smiths in the region, we have consistently been impressed by the EPE team’s relationship with their Defence and First Responder customers and their commitment to providing supported capability that meets customer requirements. EPE has proven to be a trusted partner, providing agile support to customers, rectifying issues promptly and committed to ethical business practices.

Accreditations and Certifications

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.

Support Defence Network

EPE is a small Australian owned and managed business delivering to ADF and NZDF. EPE is a member of the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) and New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA). The AIDN and NZDIA are the peak industry associations for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) doing business in the Defence and Security sectors. They provide a comprehensive level of industry support and advocacy.


NZ Minister of Defence Award_The Compnay_ EPE. Trusted To Protect

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.

Veteran Emploment Award_The Compnay_ EPE. Trusted To Protect

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.