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Digga Australia Acquires Universal Augers Australia

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Digga  Australia Managing Director/CEO Suzie Wright has announced that the company has acquired Universal Augers Australia Pty Ltd, the Australian arm of Universal Augers International Ltd.  

Universal Augers Australia (formerly Pengo Australia) is a leading manufacturer of auger drilling tools and accessories for the foundation, utility, fencing and agricultural sectors.  

Ms Wright stated, “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 a major manufacturer as well as 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 customised range of products to suit the foundation, screw anchor, horizontal boring and utility market.  

Universal Augers International is one of the world’s leading suppliers of foundation drilling tools and accessories with manufacturing based in the United Kingdom and serving the European markets. The organisation has sales offices in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Singapore and Shanghai.  

The Australian manufacturing and distribution facility was opened in 1969.  

Universal Augers offers a complete bespoke design service for any type of drilling tool from small post hole augers for skid steers loaders and mini excavators, post hole augers for pressure diggers and pendulum drills, specialist site investigation tools, mini piling augers including hexagon core augers and CFA augers to large diameter rotary foundation drilling tools to suit every type of foundation piling machine including rock augers, core barrels as well as drilling and cleaning buckets.  

The Australian company will be merged into Digga’s state-of-the-art 12,500sqm facility in Brisbane, Australia.  

Digga has three additional company-owned manufacturing plants in Sydney and Melbourne as well as Andover, England to support an extensive worldwide dealer network.

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