Diggin’ It with Closed-Loop Pretreatment, Powder Finish2013 - May 30. Article from Powder Coated Tough
In the land 'down under', this fabricator and finisher of gearboxes for augers and other industrial machinery, has been able to dig itself quite a niche in the market. The company's growth has allowed them to open a plant in the United Kingdom to service its European customers, and most recently in the United States to service North America.
Founded in 1981, the heart and soul of Australian-headquartered Digga is its manufacturing of planetary gearboxes for augering and screw anchor markets. “Digga produces the most extensive, compact range of gearboxes in our industry, supplying gearboxes not only for our attachments, but for supply to other OEMs for their auger drives, trenchers, road planers, rock saws and a variety of other speciality industries,” says Suzie Wright, Digga’s CEO.
As Digga grew and the range of attachments expanded, Digga built a custom-designed facility, which opened in late 2006. “The current facility in Australia is a state-of-the-art 130,000sq. ft. facility on 8 acres of land. Exporting to North America and Europe since 1996, Digga opened a facility in the United Kingdom in 1998 to service the European market. Digga uses mild steel of varying thicknesses to produce a range of 32 machinery attachments in Australia and distributes product around the world through OEMs and an extensive dealer network, Wright reveals.
Digga’s head office is a fully integrated manufacturing facility with 168 staff, processing from raw material with high-definition plasmas, automatic steel cutting, 11-axis break press, 15 CNC machining centers, gear cutting, robotic welding, fabrication, paint and assembly.
Digga now has five manufacturing facilities around the world. Three are in Australia, one in the U.K. to service Europe, and now the latest facility in Dyersville, Iowa, to service the North American market. “We have a great belief in delivering quality product fast, and strive to exceed our customers’ expectations. That is why we have invested in local production in each country,” Wright says.