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Digga acquires Universal Augers

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Digga Australia has acquired the Australian arm of Universal Augers International Ltd, Universal Augers Australia Pty Ltd.


Formerly Pengo Australia it is a leading maker of auger drilling tools and accessories for the foundation, utility, fencing and agricultural sectors, Digga MD/CEO Suzie Wright said. “This is a strategic move to grow our product range within Australia and to combine the forces of these two highly respected companies to further develop the UK and European arms of our businesses.”
2009 Gold Coast Business of the year and recipient of a 2009 Australian Design Award, Digga is 100% Australian owned, and the biggest Australian manufacturer and exporter of gearboxes and machinery attachments such as auger drives, trenchers, augers, brooms and wear parts for the earthmoving machinery industry.
Formed in 1981 by founder and chairman Stewart Wright, Digga has pioneered pendulum drilling in Australia and today produces the largest range of compact, high torque, planetary drives for the drilling, anchoring and attachment industry.
The Universal products will be coupled with Digga’s multi award winning I-Drive and compact high torque drives to form a comprehensive product portfolio focused around delivering a customized range of products.
Universal Augers International, has factories in Britain serving the European markets and has sales offices in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Singapore and Shanghai. The Australian factory and distribution facility was opened in 1969.
It offers a bespoke design service for any type of drilling tool, from small post hole augers for skid steers and mini excavators, post hole augers for pressure diggers and pendulum drills, specialist site investigation tools, mini piling augers including hexagon core augers, CFA augers from 200mm to over 1.5m in diameter, to large diameter rotary foundation drilling tools to suit every type of foundation piling machine including rock augers, core barrels and drilling and cleaning buckets.
The Australian company will be merged into Digga’s state of the art 1.25ha facility in Brisbane. Digga has three additional, company owned factories in Sydney and Melbourne and Andover, England, to support an extensive worldwide dealer network.

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