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Who We Are

• 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 Aqua Rock 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.
• Over the years the company diversified and today are proud to have a manufacturing facility capable of providing world class drill rigs, hydraulic services, engineering and industry supplies and maintenance.
• 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, hydraulic systems and high-pressure air compressors.

We are also proud distributors of the following brands:

• TEWATT (Compressors) (Since 2019)
• DOOSAN (Compressors) (Since 2022)
• SONMAK (Core Drill Rigs) (Since 2021)
• HYVA (Hydraulic Equipment) (Since 2022)
• SMS (Hydraulic Equipment) (Since 2021)
• At ARD where you the client is important to us
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