Master Drilling - The Business

Master Drilling is a world leader in specialised drilling solutions, providing raise boring and exploration drilling together with in-house expertise for drilling equipment design, manufacturing, training and maintenance capabilities which support our clients’ unique needs.

We count blue-chip major and mid-tier companies in the mining, civils and construction and hydro-energy sectors, across a number of commodities and geographies, as our clients. Master Drilling was established in South Africa in 1986 and listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in December 2012.

Our international operations span across the world: on the African continent, in addition to South Africa, we have operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia, Mali and soon, Sierra Leone. In Latin America, we have operations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru and have recently extended our operations in the USA. We also have an office and warehouse facility in China, where specialised capital equipment is produced and procured. Group engineering manufacturing and support is provided from South Africa and China, servicing several international locations. Towards year end, we acquired a 40% shareholding in Bergteamet Raiseboring Europe AB which is headquartered in Sweden.

Our Strategic Statement

We challenge the status quo to provide our clients with specialised, adaptive one-stop drilling solutions

Our Strategic pillars

Master Drilling Strategic Pillars

Our business sectors

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