Drilling towards the future

For over 30 years, HDI Lucas has been drilling horizontally in Australia, starting with the first landfall using directional drilling in Victoria for the  Bass Strait project in 1987. HDI (Horizontal Drilling International) was established in 1984, and is an internationally recognised HDD and direct pipe contractor, headquartered in France with divisions in Brazil, Mexico Read More

From strength to strength, paving the way for microtunnelling

For more than three decades, Rob Carr has been an Australian leader and pioneer in microtunnelling for the design and construction of utilities infrastructure projects in the water, energy and transport space. Covering an extensive range of tunnel diameters for varying ground conditions, it has constructed some of the most complex microtunnelling and pipe jacking Read More

Iplex leads innovation to overcome ageing infrastructure challenges

Iplex has broad and proven capabilities and are driven by what is important – customer and community needs. The company provides strong and effective products and solutions to water authorities, rural and urban agriculture, residential, urban subdivision, civil and mining infrastructure markets across Australia. Ageing infrastructure challenge The water industry is facing a number of future challenges, Read More

McConnell Dowell celebrates 60 years of creative construction

As they laid those first drains, footpaths and roads, Malcolm McConnell and Jim Dowell may not have realised it at the time, but they were also laying the foundations of what would become a multi-national, multi-disciplinary contracting organisation – and a six-decade journey of innovation, growth and success. Today, McConnell Dowell has a network of offices Read More

Thirty years of trenchless technology for Vermeer Australia

Over the next decade this vision became a reality, and the industry saw the potential impact this would have in underground construction. The early days Vermeer has always had a culture of innovation. In 1979, Vermeer introduced a simple rotary attachment (also known as a porta bore) that was used on small- to medium-size trenchers and Read More

A history of optimising drilling successes

Prime Drilling was founded in 1999 by Werner Wurm and Frank Auringer with the specific goal of designing and manufacturing high-quality horizontal directional drilling (HDD) rigs from 30 to 500 t. The company started out with 12 employees working from a 1,000m2 production facility and headquarters in Wenden, Germany approximately 75 km east of Cologne Read More

No-Dig Down Under 2022

Register now to secure your ticket to the second-largest trenchless technology event in the world

Following on from the successful event held in September 2019 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and due to overwhelming support from sponsors, exhibitors, and delegates, No-Dig Down Under is back. No-Dig Down Under is the southern hemisphere’s only large-scale conference and exhibition dedicated to trenchless technology. The event has grown over the years Read More

Positioning to become a fifth-generation business in the trenchless industry

Paving the way for the rest of the family by working in the coal mines and construction industries, Giuseppe Pezzimenti was able to bring the rest of his family over from Italy. Having gained experience working with pipelaying contractors, Giuseppe started the family business, G. Pezzimenti & Sons in 1957, with his eldest sons Frank Read More

Keeping it running for 18 years

From water boards and local councils to businesses and Tier 1 and 2 projects, Kermeen says the biggest milestone for the company was when it started working for Melbourne Water and designed a long-range CCTV camera in 2008. “The camera is the same which is used on undersea robots used for laying undersea cables and Read More

The story of Wilmot Pipelining

After returning from Europe in 2004 Andrew took up a role in Business Development for a wastewater treatment company. Working in the wastewater treatment sector became a passion for Andrew as he could start to see the importance of keeping pollution out of our waterways. In 2006, Andrew became involved in trenchless whilst contracting pipe bursting Read More

One-stop-shop for HDD solutions

Since its establishment 26 years ago, UEA has grown its business to focus on its core business – horizontal directional drilling (HDD).  With continual improvements to its techniques, operator training and education, backed by HSEQ solutions, the company ensures it continues to lead the way in the industry. UEA was founded by Andrew Rowlands and Keith Whittaker Read More

Bothar, Building the World Beneath You

Deriving from the Gaelic name bóthar, which means road, Bothar specialises in providing engineering solutions to solve complex subsurface construction challenges in most types of ground conditions. Managing Director and one of the founders Noel Kerr says Bothar has grown from its original two employees in the early 1990s to just under 1000 working globally Read More

TRACTO evolves to be more than a dealer

TRACTO-TECHNIK was established in Saalhausen in 1962 by Paul Schmidt, with the ambition of designing and manufacturing the best trenchless products available. A legitimate pioneer of the no-dig technologies, the company is credited with designing one of the first true trenchless products ever to be produced: the GRUNDOMAT soil displacement hammer.  Today, TRACTO is a Read More


Loc’ed and loaded

For the past 37 years, Sekisui Rib Loc Australia has been developing trenchless technologies for the rehabilitation of damaged pipe infrastructure around the world. Despite having undergone several changes over the years, the company’s core vision is still the same: to work together with willing partners to provide innovative solutions to deteriorated pipe networks. The spiral wound Read More


RSM Lining Supplies, Global experts in CIPP Lining Supplies and Equipment

RSM Lining Supplies PTY was first established in Australia in 2011 following the strong success of its parent company RSM Lining Supplies Global Ltd in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. Founded in the UK in 2003, RSM Lining Supplies Global Ltd began as a small business before expanding to a 12,000 sq. ft factory in 2012. The Read More

Primus line

From a humble idea to the preferred solution for pipeline renewal in sensitive and difficult areas

Like the ASTT, Primus Line is also celebrating an important anniversary this year. Development work on the company’s trenchless technology began 25 years ago, followed five years later by the brand launch and company foundation.  Today, the German company has five international locations, and its products are used all over the world to rehabilitate critical Read More


Advancing the trenchless industry through transformation and education

Picote is an innovator and manufacturer of unique solutions for the trenchless rehabilitation of small diameter pipes, DN32 to DN300. International product sales were launched in 2012, with Picote receiving the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) Product of the Year award with the Smart Cutter™ later that year.  Picote presented its in-house lining method Read More

Pezzimenti tunnelbore

Innovation in the blood

During the 1970s and 1980s, Aurelio was one of three brothers who managed G Pezzimenti & Sons – a company founded by his father in 1957. The company focused on sewer installation in and around Melbourne, with the sewer lines initially installed by hand-digging open-trench methods and boring using auger-driven systems, which were limited in Read More

Interflow and Primus Line sign exclusivity agreement in Australasia

Interflow, renowned for its forward-thinking approach to innovation, is Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of trenchless pipeline solutions and is already home to several patented products and technologies aimed at renewing pipeline infrastructure within the four waters: water, wastewater, stormwater and culverts.   The addition of Primus Line®, a world-class solution for relining pressure water and wastewater pipelines, to its growing portfolio of exclusive Read More


Australia’s leading HDD specialist

In years between his first drill sighting in 1996 and the establishment of Maxibor in 2013, Rodney O’Meley dedicated himself to building up knowledge of horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Today, he is recognised as one of the experts in the HDD industry.  “Anyone can be trained to operate a drill, but few know what the drill and Read More

march cato

25 years tunnelling Auckland City

Co-founders Richard March and Adam Cato first started working together at the Auckland branch of March Construction. When the opportunity presented itself, Richard and Adam joined forces to buy the Auckland operations and establish their own company, March Cato Ltd, which began trading in 1997.  Specialising in trenchless and deep open cut pipeline construction for Read More

kwik zip

Kwik-ZIP’s thermoplastic spacers and centralisers

By 2000, the pair had finalised the design for the 380 Series water well centraliser and commenced offering the product to others within the water well industry. Historically, all alternative solutions available consisted of wood or metal and had many disadvantages during application. Kwik-ZIP products are manufactured from high-grade thermoplastics, which meet industry standards.  Established Read More


A global robotic solutions favourite

KRE Engineering Services has been manufacturing robotic equipment for over 30 years. Keith Edmunds started the company in 1990, incorporating the business soon after in 1991.  At that time, Edmunds was struck by the lack of reliable equipment overseas. The industry was still in its infancy when he decided he would manufacture his own equipment Read More


Insituform Pacific: The international standard for rehabilitating and strengthening piping systems

Killard  Infrastructure is a multi-functional civil construction company that has gained an outstanding reputation in the water utility industry. With over twenty years’ experience working with sewer, water and storm water pipelines, Killard has delivered a vast range of successful projects on time and within budget to many satisfied clients throughout New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.  Established Read More

Celebrating 85 years of innovation with Interflow

Interflow is Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of trenchless pipeline infrastructure solutions. Throughout its vibrant history, the organisation has pioneered technologies and renewal methods that have received national and international recognition for their industry-leading status.   Innovation lies at the core of Interflow’s service offering. From proactive asset management to emergency repairs, the company Read More


An industry old hand

John Hynds started his first concrete manufacturing business at the back of his first home in 1973, making crib blocks for retaining walls. Together with his wife Leonie, the pair progressively built up their manufacturing capabilities, going on to open their first distribution branch in 1994.  Today, Hynds is a 33 branch network, serving both Read More