CK 89/28294/23

Vat nr 4470111081


Van Zyl Boorwerke CC is an Exploration Enterprise situated in the Vanderbijlpark area. This family business is manage and operated by the Van Zyl Brothers. Mr JJ van Zyl, the family Padraig, was the founder of the business and later on the founding member of the current Close Corporation. The drilling business exists since 1977, long before the Incorporation of the Close corporation on the 29 August 1989.

The entire family was involved with the business from the start and the three sons joined the business permanently after completion of their scholastic training. Mr JJ van Zyl passed away December 2010, but left a legacy of sound business principals, a rich inheritance of technical skills, knowledge and wealth which was accumulated over a period exceeding 36 years.


Over the last 10 years the board of members embarked on a significant expansion plan by venturing into the corporate market by obtaining contracts at major Mining houses and large Corporate Businesses. Serious efforts were made to penetrate the Mine exploration sector. The business is very successful in the industry and combined with years of experience also become specialist in the business sector.

The business ventured into all types of drilling from its inception many years ago. The initial Client base consisted of property owners but Van Zyl Boorwerke CC became specialist in the drilling industry. Expansion strategies led to the diversification of services and the corporation now offers the following to its clients.

- Percussion Drilling

- Diamond Core drilling : Geo tech and core orientation drilling

- RC drilling

- Air core Drilling

The expansion plan had to include capital expansion program and therefore different types of drilling rigs were acquired to render the above services. The new equipment upgrades contributed to cost saving, effective production time and safety.

About Van Zyl Boorwerke

Profile 1-3van zyl boorwerke letter of goodstanding labour vir 2015-2016.pdf


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