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Established in 1981 by founder and Director of Research & Development Stewart Wright, our first office, a phone booth at a Brisbane Caravan Park, provided earthmoving wearparts to local operators. A need quickly arose for the repairs and supply of drilling augers and a small factory was established in Brisbane Australia in 1982.
Digga were the pioneers of Pendulum drilling in Australia with the range of products growing steadily as the company focused on its customer’s needs, adding chain-driven drilling drive units in 1985. The desire for a more compact, low maintenance drilling drive led to the development of planetary-driven pendulum-mounted auger drives in 1987.
Frustrated with inconsistent supply & quality from imported gearbox components, the company invested in gear cutting technology in 1987 and today are the largest Australian gearbox manufacturers for the construction and earthmoving industry. Designing gearboxes up to 375,000ft-lbs for drilling & screw anchoring, Digga produce gearboxes for a full range of attachments and speciality applications including mining and waste industries.
With rapid growth and expansion, Digga opened additional manufacturing and distribution facilities in Sydney, New South Wales in 1989 and Melbourne, Victoria in 1992 to support an ever growing range of products and clientele.
In 1996 Digga started exporting to Europe and the USA, establishing a master distributor in the United Kingdom in 1998. The Hungerford (Berkshire) branch became company owned in 2004. Digga currently exports to over 50 countries, distributing product through 400 quality dealers worldwide.
The company's new state of the art 130,000sq/ft. facility in Brisbane, Australia opened in late 2005. The facility features 15 CNC multi-axis machines, 15 gear cutting and spindling machines, automatic steel cutting machines, 2 high definition plasma cutters, 350 ton 11 axis high precision brake presses, 6 robotic cells and state of the art fabrication facilities fitted with 26 Fronius high speed pulse welders, providing the latest in high production welding technology.
A facility to service America and Canada was opened in April 2013 as demand for Digga’s range of screw piling foundation and drilling drives grow. The 35,000 sq/ft. facility is centrally located in Dyersville, Iowa. Digga North America supplies single and two speed drilling drives, hand helds, anchor drives up to 375,000ft/lbs of torque, earth and rock augers, mounts, and drilling & anchoring accessories.
Digga is a multiple award-winning company having won the prestigious British Export Excellence Award in 2009, international design awards, amongst countless domestic and international design awards.
Digga are an equal opportunity employer with over 220 team members globally. Digga is committed to new and environmentally sustainable manufacturing solutions. If you wish to join the Digga team, please contact us or complete our online employment application form.