Premier Explosives Limited is a Rs.2600 million company established in 1980 and founded by the first generation entrepreneur Dr. A.N.Gupta, an alumnus of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Since inception it has been a research and innovation oriented company by manufacturing explosives and detonators with totally indigenous technology in 1980's and 1990's. In 2013 PEL started commercial-scale manufacture of detonators with Nickel Hydrazine Nitrate (NHN)as primary charge emerging as the world first to do so.

Extending its research forte to defence products, in 2003 PEL forayed into development of solid propellants and today it is the only private entity in India manufacturing and supplying solid propellants for prestigious missiles like Akash, Astra, LRSAM, etc.

PEL today has the widest range of products and technologies in the manufacture of Explosives & Accessories. These include Emulsion and Slurry explosives, LD cartridge explosives, Bulk Explosives, Small-dia non-permitted explosives, Permitted explosives, Cast Boosters, Pillow-packs for secondary blasting; Detonating Fuse of various core-loads, Plain detonators, Instantaneous Electric Detonators, Electric Delay Detonators, Permitted Detonators, Cord Relays and Amardet NoN Electirc Shock-tube Detonators.

PEL has constantly innovated and upgraded its technology to offer "state-of-the-art" products to its valued customers both in India and abroad. Commitment to quality, Safety, Health & Environment are the way of life at PEL.

PEL's R &D facility is recognized by the  Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India, as an established research centre. It is also recognized as a research base for Ph.D. work by the Gulbara University, Gulbarga, Karnataka. PEL’s laboratory is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). PEL also has a collaboration with IIT, Madras for research and development in high energy materials.

The wide distribution network comprising of magazines Consignment Agents, Dealers and Handling Agents, located across the country, ensure ready stock and prompt delivery to customers even in remote locations.

There is a team of highly experienced and qualified sales and Technical Service engineers to provide full support on applications, safety and handling of explosives and accessories to customers. This is backed by a team of expert mining / blasting engineers at the Technical Services group located at headquarters.