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
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 &
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.