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About Us

Our Story

HUD Mining Supplies (Pty) Ltd was founded by David Huddy and started operating in 2005. David is the son of Mike Huddy, the CEO of the Huddy Group up to its sale in 2004, the company which was founded by Mike’s father Jack Huddy, in 1944. This means we have a 70 plus year heritage as a manufacturer in the global diamond drilling industry.

 

In January 2008, HUD Engineering (Pty) Ltd was established and a new large manufacturing plant was equipped and started up. HUD Engineering manufacturers a wide range of products for HUD Mining, and has continuously grown in size and capacity since inception. HUD commenced manufacturing of its own impregnated and surface set diamond bits and shells in September, 2008. Today HUD’s bit manufacturing is located inside a newly custom built plant at its Isando facility.

 

In December 2008, HUD bought the entire Kempe® and MetreEater® product lines from Boart Longyear. This included all stocked parts at the time as well as all intellectual property rights and trademarks. Today nearly all parts are manufactured by HUD to original specifications and materials at Isando. Most recently in Dec 2012 we moved to a new factory building which will pull the workshops, bit plant and offices into one single large modern facility, in Isando, Johannesburg.

Our core values.

Excellent Service

No bureaucracy or red tape delays in the quotation, order receipt and internal stores ordering processes. We are as lean and mean as we were on day one. Listening to our customers and trying to meet every requirement is paramount across all our people. Urgency and flexibility are commonly applied in our business. We are not afraid to build and hold stock for our customers as required. Great service and fast delivery means holding the correct stock.

World Class Quality

Our products are of world class standards. If we are going to do it, we do it world class, so there are no compromises on materials or methods. We do not manufacture anything unless we are certain we can do it to a world beating standard. All the products currently made by us achieve this benchmark. We only use the best available raw materials. We never compromise on raw material quality in order to cut costs!

Great Pricing

Our products either equal or outperform our competitors, and our pricing as amazing. We do this by keeping overheads low and continually improving our in-house manufacturing processes. We understand drilling and producing core and this helps our customers with their bottom line. We pride ourselves in building up our customers slowly and surely – ensuring we retain all of them, big and small.

 

 

Bits & Shells

In-Hole Tools

Kempe® Drill

MetreEater® Drill