The Group is an ASX200 diversified global mining services group headquartered in Australia.
From our meagre beginning as a one-drill operation in Kalgoorlie, the Group has become one of the largest diversified global mining services companies.
The Group has built a portfolio of companies designed to provide a complete mining value chain throughout Australia, Africa and around the world.
Acquired remaining 50% of African Mining Services (Ghana)
Commenced operations of Drilling Tools Australia Pty Ltd (formerly Ausdrill Enterprises Pty Ltd) manufacturing company
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
Purchased 50% of General and Civil, underground power installers
Closed all operations in South America
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
Purchased Australian Communications Engineering in July
Purchased 50% of Diamond Communications in November
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
Purchased the assets of Major Drill and entered the specialised lake drilling market.
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.