JD Venter & Son Drill Works was established in 1977 by JD Venter Snr. and JD Venter Jnr.

The business migrated to Dalmada in 1988 outside Polokwane (in those years, Pietersburg), and was renamed to “Blinkwater Bore” under ownership of JD Venter Jnr.

Through quick expansion and rapid growth, Aqua Rock Drilling was launched in 1992.  Main purpose of Aquarock Drilling was to handle drilling of boreholes in the Kwazulu-Natal province and Zimbabwe. Today the name Aqua Rock is written at the top of JD Venter Jnr's drill rig manufacturing factory. We specialise in building drill rigs and drilling equipment. At Aqua Rock we believe to manufacture a drill to suit your needs in high quality, low maintenance and robust to handle all the conditions Africa requires. We specialise in water drilling, blasthole and Exploration industries all over Africa.

We are agents for TEWATT and ELGI compressors.

The company Drillmasters was born in 2001 under ownership of Mr JD Venter Jnr – Water drilling.

ARD, your distinguished and trusted drilling company that offers innovative and integrated solutions to the challenges you face across your operations.   The only company that can harness a range of services to offer you a solution that is customised to meet your exclusive needs.

We strive to provide our clients with the best service and highest quality in standards to meet al their needs.  Aqua Rock is built on strong morals and values. With over 40 years of experience in the drilling industry we have extensive knowledge in the manufacturing of drill rigs and drilling of boreholes. Whether it is hitting water when drilling a borehole or handing over the key of a newly manufactured drill rig, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a smiling customer.

At ARD where you the client is important to us.