EPC Groupe engages in the manufacture, storage, and distribution of explosives in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Americas. The company also provides drilling and blasting services; logistics services; and demolition services, including mechanical demolition, building implosion, landfill of building waste, asbestos removal, and treatment of site and ground pollution. In addition, it produces 2-ethyl hexyl nitrate, a diesel fuel additive that reduces emissions and enhances diesel engine performance. It serves customers operating in the mining, cement, aggregates, civil engineering, and defense industries. EPC Groupe was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Paris, France. EPC Groupe is a subsidiary of Ste E.J. Barbier.