Davey Drill traces its history back to 1929 when the late Paul H. Davey Sr. began manufacturing in Kent, OH. Davey’s patented designs and products served a wide variety of industries and were “built to serve and endure.” The Davey name has been known for quality, productivity and reliability ever since.
Davey first began producing drill rigs after World War II, having used their production and engineering capabilities to serve the allied war efforts. The Davey drills quickly earned the reputation of equipment that was reliable, built to last, and up to the challenge of contractor’s toughest jobs. Through the 50s, 60s and 70s Davey built hundreds of rigs – some of which continue to serve and endure to this very day.
In 1981, Davey turned its focus to serve the geotechnical and foundation drilling markets with the official branding of Davey Drill. Drawing on its long history of building quality and durable equipment, Davey ‘s ingenuity in its designs transferred perfectly to its line of foundation drills. The new line of Davey equipment became the standard for contractors who needed a built-tough reliable machine for their most important jobs. In the late 80’s Davey began its full production of the DK525 which proved to be a versatile machine – fitting through doorways, low head room sites or just being a workhorse in the field. The subsequent development of the DK600, DK700 and DK800 product lines followed suit and proved to be reliable and successful in meeting the needs of Davey’s customers.
Davey Drill has always prided itself on manufacturing heavy equipment in the United States while the competition turns towards production in markets such as Asia and Eastern Europe. Davey has achieved a distinct edge in product quality and customer support by committing itself to utilizing state of the art manufacturing technologies in their 100,000 square foot facility and maintaining a highly-trained and dedicated staff.
As the 21st century continues to move forward, Davey Drill will continue to offer a product that balances ease of use, serviceability, and new technologies to a worldwide market. Service and support always have and always will be the company’s watchwords as Davey Drills continue to be a leader in the industry.