2005

Acquired remaining 50% of African Mining Services (Ghana)

2004

Commenced operations of Drilling Tools Australia Pty Ltd (formerly Ausdrill Enterprises Pty Ltd) manufacturing company

2003

Formed Ausdrill Northwest Pty Ltd and purchased the assets of drilling contractor Drillex Pty Ltd

Purchased 50% of Remet Engineers

Acquired remaining 25% of Diamond Communications

2002

Purchased 50% of General and Civil, underground power installers

Closed all operations in South America

2001

Merged Diamond Communications and Australian Communications Engineering. Increased ownership of Diamond Communications to 75%

Sold share of WADS to Layne Christensen in July

Sold Queensland and NZ assets to Major Pontil in July

2000

Purchased Australian Communications Engineering in July

1999

Purchased 50% of Diamond Communications in November

1998

Entered into an alliance with Henry Walker Eltin to form African Mining Services (Tanzania), a 60/40 JV company.

Entered into an alliance with Stanley Mining Services / Layne Christensen to form West African Drilling Services a 50/50 JV company.

WAMS Freight changed it’s name to Supply Direct, to better reflect the global operations of the company

1997

Purchased the assets of Major Drill and entered the specialised lake drilling market.

1996

Purchased the assets of the WMC Exploration Drilling Division in July

Purchased the assets of the Drilling Department of the WMC Kambalda based nickel and gold operations

Entered into an alliance with Eltin (now Henry Walker Eltin) to form African Mining Services (Ghana), a 50/50 JV company.