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OUR HISTORY

A HISTORY OF INNOVATION

2022

Celebrates 15 years on-site at FMG’s Solomon project.

2020

First remote-control, automation capable BBURG RC rig is developed and commences operations.

2019

Equus sampling system developed and commenced operation – an all-terrain, low environmental impact solution utilising JSW’s own Vac-core drilling system to deliver exceptional sample quality in wet ground.

2016

Specialist small footprint high capacity RC drills are developed for clients FMG and Alcoa.

2015-2017

WA Training Awards finalists.

2014

JSW develops the concept for Reichdrill RD350 high capacity DHH bench crawler drill.

2013

Awarded CCI Employer of the Year.

2012

JSW becomes a certified Registered Training Organisation (RTO 52503).

2010

Ausdrill, with operations spanning Australia, Asia and Africa, acquires Brandrill. The Strange Drilling business is divested and sold to a private group which includes Jeff Branson, Steve Payne and Warren Fair.

2010

JSW Australia is founded by Jeff, Steve and Warren – the J, S, and W. Offices are opened in Bibra Lake & Kalgoorlie.

2007

Brandrill acquires Strange Drilling and expands its fleet to 100+ drill rigs.

1996

Strange Drilling is founded with Steve Payne becoming the first employee. Steve is instrumental in building the company’s long-standing reputation and designing its first drills.

1995

The company becomes the first drill and blast contractor to own and operate 120,000lb pull-down rotary drills for iron ore mining.

1993

Brandrill lists on the ASX and quickly becomes one of Australia’s largest contractors providing surface drill and blast, exploration drilling and underground development and production mining services.

1991

Warren Fair joins Brandrill.

1991

Brandrill is contracted to complete all of BHP’s new satellite iron mines, reaching peak production across three mines of 75mtpa of railed product in 2006.

1987

Larger high capacity hydraulic crawler blasthole drills are introduced for gold mining (Terex – GD5000).

1985

Large diameter (+165mm) blastholes are introduced for bulk waste drill and blast in WA gold mines.

1981

Brandrill becomes the first Australian drilling contractor to move away from air tracks to hydraulic powered crawler blasthole drills.

1981

Specialist drill and blast contracting company, Brandrill, is founded by Jeff and Bruce Branson.

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