Established in 1867 Dando Drilling International is a UK manufacturer of high quality drilling rigs and equipment for the water well, mineral exploration, geotechnical, geothermal and offshore sectors.
Based on the south coast of England, the former Queen’s Award winner employs over fifty skilled staff all of whom take a tremendous pride in the company and who are passionate about the products and the customers.
Once the rigs leave its UK factory, they go out to customers all around the world- Dando currently has rigs in operation on every continent. Dando’s broad and diverse customer base includes drilling contractors, mining companies, civil engineering & geotechnical firms, UN bodies, charities, government departments and the military.
Dando recognises that drilling requirements are going to vary from customer to customer. This is why it offers a wide range of small to large rigs for multiple sectors, all of which are customisable and come with a selection of optional extras. For customer requests that fall outside its standard product offering, it is able to provide bespoke solutions based on the client’s exact needs. Dando prides itself on its flexibility and does not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Ensuring the customer gets the most from their machine is of upmost importance to Dando and therefore offers top after-sales support, on-site training, a tooling & spares store and mobile servicing for all its equipment.
Dando exemplifies the values of its board with a clear statement of corporate responsibility which lays out the values that guide and shape the company actions. There is recognition of the responsibilities owed by Dando to its stakeholders – its customers, investors, staff, suppliers, the local community and the wider world.
In 2019 Dando Drilling International was acquired by a consortium of UK based investors. Dando’s Managing Director, Mark Jones said “This acquisition allows Dando to build with confidence its long-term growth strategy focusing on the customer. Developing our products, revitalising our services and strengthening our global partner network will be short term priorities.”