Alton Drilling design and manufactures the ADL series exploration drilling rigs. These rigs are exported globally, currently operating in five different continents


We specialise in manufacturing exploration rigs and its auxiliary equipment to suit a wide range of applications. Using our extensive experience and knowledge to design rigs produce optimum results.

Our rigs are designed to reach remote or steep locations mounted on rubber or steel tracks, purposely built as heli-portable units easily broken down into flyable components.

We also build support vehicles such as rod carriers to work with ADL Series rigs.

We also offer a customised design service and can build ‘one-off’ machines, purposely built to meet the client’s requirements. We are committed to ensuring our designs are regularly updated to keep up to date with the advancements of the industry, stocking an extensive inventory of components, including but not limited to; Supply pumps, Drill heads, Rotation units and Rig spares. We have a laser cutting facility, a machine shop and a fabrication shop on site

We have built a large number of rigs and the ongoing and constant demand speaks for itself. By manufacturing and operating these rigs, state of the art design, technology and drilling efficiencies are achieved.

The ADL series of drilling rigs are manufactured on our Waihi site. We are continually developing and improving through research in the field and feedback from our customers.

As a custom manufacturer we can cater to your specific requirements all the while keeping lead time short and costs down.

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