GLOBAL MASTERS IN INNOVATIVE, CUTTING-EDGE DRILLING SOLUTIONS
supporting our clients’ unique needs with our specialised in-house equipment design,
manufacturing, training and maintenance capabilities
Our raise boring ﬂeet of over 140 rigs
is the largest in the world - with
our larger diameter rigs we are
able to drill depths up to 1.5 km.
Master Drilling offers a fleet of
specialised drill rigs capable of
supplying drilling services across
the exploration drilling spectrum.
Our service division provides
design, engineering, manufacturing,
customisation, maintenance and
geological support for all our
Headquartered in South Africa, Master Drilling is one of the largest rock boring and drilling services providers in the world; operating across the African continent in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia, Mali, Ghana and Sierra Leone, and in Latin America in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. We also have a presence in the US, Canada, Australia, India, Turkey, China, Russia and France.
Master Drilling challenges the status quo by providing an end-to-end portfolio of specialised, adaptive and integrated services from rock boring and exploration drilling, to support and training. We focus firmly on innovative and tailored solutions, underpinned by strict adherence to global health and safety standards.
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We challenge the status quo to provide our clients with specialised, adaptive and integrated drilling solutions.
Our fundamental aim is to maintain ongoing growth through new and diversified technologies, across geographies and industries in order to create value for our clients, shareholders and employees.
30 July 2021 – Master Drilling Group Limited (“Master Drilling”, JSE: MDI), a global leader in providing drilling services to the mining, civil engineering and building construction sectors, today announced an initial 25% investment in A&R Group (“A&R”). Over the years A&R Engineering & Mining Supplies (Founded 1978), has become a leading operator in the underground rail bound and trackless equipment hardware environment in terms of management systems and focusing on safety solutions. The digitisation by installation of thousands of intelligent devices across various mining operations has resulted in various spin-offs that include measurement of productivity, missing person location, pedestrian,…Read More
MASTER DRILLING FULL YEAR PERFORMANCE SUPPORTED BY DIVERSIFIED FOOTPRINT AND FLEXIBLE BUSINESS MODEL
23 March 2021 – Master Drilling Group Limited (Master Drilling, JSE: MDI), a global leader in providing drilling services to the mining, civil engineering and building construction sectors, today reported a muted but resilient performance for the full year ended 31 December 2020, demonstrating the benefits of its flexible business model and diversified footprint. Commenting on the full year results, Danie Pretorius, CEO of Master Drilling, said: “Master Drilling’s overall performance for the year was weighed down the weak global economic growth environment entering 2020 which was compounded by the material impact of Covid-19, across the 23 countries in which…Read More
10 March 2021 – Master Drilling Group Limited (“Master Drilling”, JSE:MDI), a global leader in providing drilling services to the mining, civil engineering and building construction sectors, today announced a 40% investment in AVA Solutions (“AVA”) a specialist in data-driven mining fleet management solutions. Founded in 2015 by Anton Fourie and Jason van der Watt, two engineers with over 25 years of combined mining industry experience, AVA has achieved significant recognition in South Africa by creating a captive market for its disruptive, hardware agnostic and quick to implement Software as a Service (SaaS) model at much lower costs to other…Read More
DIVERSIFICATION STRATEGY SUPPORTS MASTER DRILLING’S RESILIENCE DURING A PERIOD OF UNPRECEDENTED DISRUPTIONS
25 August 2020 – Master Drilling Group Limited (Master Drilling, JSE: MDI), a global leader in providing drilling services to the mining, civil engineering and building construction sectors, today reported its results for the six-months ended 30 June 2020 amid unprecedented disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Commenting on the first half of the year, Danie Pretorius, CEO of Master Drilling, said: “The Group entered the year facing a challenging operating environment and deteriorating economic fundamentals across many of the 23 countries in which we operate. However, our quick response to the unprecedented disruptions in mining activity due to government-imposed…Read More
Master Drilling sets new World Record with 1 382 metre hole Master Drilling Group Limited (“Master Drilling”, JSE:MDI), a world leader in the raise bore drilling services industry, has added another record to its name, with the successful completion of the pilot hole for raise-boring at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine. Drilling of the pilot hole at number 3 shaft, a new vertical shaft at the Western extension section of Zondereinde, commenced on 25 September 2019 and the receiving chamber underground was reached on 18 July 2020, completing the 1 382 metre hole, and setting a new world record. The previous…Read More
24 March 2020 – Master Drilling Group Limited (Master Drilling, JSE: MDI), a global leader in providing drilling services to various sectors, today reported its results for the year ended 31 December 2019, recording an increase in revenue of 6.9% to USD148.3 million and a slight decrease in operating profit of 5.1% to USD22.4 million, due to adverse global market conditions and an uncertain macro operating environment. Commenting on the release of the company’s annual results, Danie Pretorius, CEO of Master Drilling said: “No one can run away from a challenging operating environment, but we can look for ways to…Read More
10 September 2019 – Master Drilling Group Limited (Master Drilling, JSE: MDI) today released the group’s results for the six months ended 30 June 2019. During the six-month period, an increase in revenue was realised on the back of the acquisition of the Atlantis Group, which has strengthened Master Drilling’s operations in the regions in which it operates and has augmented the skills and expertise of the group. Commenting on the release of the company’s interim results, Danie Pretorius, CEO of Master Drilling said, “In the face of continued uncertainty and volatility, which has inevitably impacted on business performance, we…Read More
26 March 2019 – Master Drilling Group Limited (Master Drilling, JSE: MDI) today reported stable results for the year ended 31 December 2018. Revenue increased by 14.2% to USD138.7 million and operating profit remained stable at USD23.6 million, marking a positive result given challenges in the macroeconomic environment experienced by the business in many of the geographies where it operates. Commenting on the release of the company’s annual results, Danie Pretorius said: “Over the past year, the macroeconomic operating environment proved to be more difficult than initially anticipated, both globally and domestically. Notwithstanding this, we remained steadfast in the pursuit…Read More
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