Our Story

How it all started, what’s kept it going and who are the people behind the business.

Second generation ownership

Graeme Judd founded Horizontal Drilling Ltd back in 1983.  For the next 32 years the company established a solid reputation in the industry.  In 2015, having undertaken a rigorous apprenticeship, Ben was given the opportunity to purchase 50% of the business, a venture that would involve thoroughly updating the infrastructure of the company and bringing its drilling technology and machinery into the new millennium.

In early 2019, Graham decided to retire from Horizontal Drilling and it was agreed that a new company, Drill Rite NZ Ltd would be formed by Ben.

The current robust state of the business is testament to Ben’s success in rising to the challenge.  Ben has established an excellent reputation throughout New Zealand in the Directional Drilling sector, making Drill Rite NZ a highly sought after resource for commercial and residential development projects.

When he’s not on the tools, Ben enjoys …

Graeme's first drilling rig

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Fully Qualified Operators

Our team are highly skilled, knowledgable and have over 50 years combined industry experience.
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Cost Effective Services

With the latest machinery and streamlined  processes we are able to pass savings on to our clients.
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Problem Solving Solutions

We always ensure we have the right systems/machinery to do the job right first time.

Years Combined Experience

Completed Projects

Client Testimonials