Who we are

We think that building a drill rig that is made for humans is this company’s greatest achievement. With our drill rigs, there are no moore lifting drill pipes or worrying about quality.

HARDAB was founded in 1982 by Tage Sjöberg and his son Bo Sjöberg. The company started out by making parts for the paper mill industry and bush cutting machines. But in 1996 the company acquired UNEX DRILL, a company making drill pipes and subs. Soon Bo saw that the machines that used his new products weren’t built for the driller, there was no pipe/rod handling system on the rigs made with the person in mind so he constructed and patented a revolutionary pipe handling solution and built a drill rig. HARDAB has since earned a global reputation for its industry-leading design, innovative engineering, and fuel-efficient solutions.

With our drill rigs for auger drilling, mineral exploration drilling, open pit/blasting, water well and geothermal energy all with our patented pipe handling system and other great features, service provided in the languages English, Spanish, French and Swedish and a network of independent resellers, HARDAB continues its legacy of making drill rigs that are BUILT YOUR WAY™


What we believe

Every product HARDAB create must be something we are proud of, something we would like to use ourselves and something we love. At HARDAB, we pour our sweat and mind into every product with the hope you find them nothing short of amazing.


Where we do it

HARDAB is located on Industrileden 30 in beautiful Forshaga located less than 20 min from the city of Karlstad. Karlstad is the capital of Värmland County and the largest city in the province Värmland in Sweden. The city had 87,000 inhabitants in 2015 and is the 21st biggest municipality in Sweden. Karlstad has a university.

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