A proven history of drilling in nz

Gordon Griffiths drilling between the posts at Athletic Park

Who are we?

Griffiths Drilling is a Wellington-based operation, specialising in geotechnical drilling and construction projects throughout New Zealand and the surrounding Islands. Our experience encompasses some of the largest, and most technically challenging drilling projects ever undertaken in New Zealand.

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Griffiths are result driven geotechnical drilling specialists

We focus on project management and operation of geotehnical investigation and exploration.

We have a very strong geological knowledge of the Wellington region and many other areas within New Zealand. We also consider ourselves proven experts in water bore projects and construction drilling including anchor, soil nailing and sub-soil drainage.

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The beginnings of Griffiths Drilling

The company was established in 1971 by Gordon Griffiths.

Gordon had built a solid reputation drilling with other organisations all over New Zealand since 1950. As an independent company, we established ourselves quickly, carrying out geotechnical exploration and water bore drilling all over the country and securing two of New Zealand’s biggest drilling contracts of the 1970s; the new Wellington motorway (1971-1973), and Clyde Dam (1975-1976).

Griffiths Drilling is one of the founding members of the New Zealand Drilling Federation, in fact Gordon is a life member and Mel has been on the council for over a decade and served a term as the President.

Leading Griffiths into the future

Mel Griffiths has been Managing Director of Griffiths Drilling since 1994.

Building on Gordon’s extensive geotechnical drilling knowledge, Mel has injected his own energy and drive into the company, bringing us up to date in new technology and innovations in drilling practices. His passion and drive continue to propel the company forward as an innovative and respected leader in the geotechnical field. We are also extremely proud to be one of the first eight businesses to be inducted into the Wellington Region Business Hall of Fame.

Strong in safety and drilling service

We are aware that drilling can be challenging and dangerous work.

That is why we operate with stringent quality and health and safety systems. These enable us to carry out high profile or environmentally sensitive projects, and projects with high Work Safe NZ requirements, it is also why we have been accredited as full members of Site Safe. Our protocols have earned us respect in the drilling industry. The confidence placed in us has been proven time after time, and we pride ourselves on the strong relationships we have built with our clients.



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