TERRATEC is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015. In 1990, the Company was incorporated in Australia to cover the need for a local designer and manufacturer of custom-made boring equipment to meet the requirements of the Tunnelling Contractors and Mining Companies and complying with all the applicable Australian Standards.
TERRATEC delivered its first order for a Tunnel Boring Machine in 1991 and the first Raise Borer came two years later in 1993. Since then, the Company has expanded steadily its sales coverage in Australia and overseas markets including China, South East Asia, India, Europe and North and South America.
TERRATEC’s original expertise thrives on Hard Rock boring. The Company still has engineers in the team with over 40 years experience in designing Hard Rock Tunnel Borers and Raise Borers. Since year 2005, TERRATEC has also expanded its technical expertise to the soft ground boring, thanks to cooperation agreements with Japanese shield makers. The results are demonstrated in the EPB Machines delivered in the past years for Metro projects like those in Perth, Delhi, Bangkok and Istanbul, all of which having proven TERRATEC’s practical design, excellent performance and high degree of reliability.