In line with our continuous improvement efforts throughout the business, Metzke has recently implemented the Business Intelligence tool QlikView. QlikView will improve our reporting capabilities and create a more collaborative environment from which to manage.

This improvement will provide insights into the business and enable further improvements to be identified.  Reporting tools and data analysis will now be at more users fingertips and no longer centrally controlled, thus empowering employees to follow their train of thought and suggest improvements from the bottom up.

Metzke Awarded ISO Accreditation

Management and Staff are pleased to announce that Metzke Pty Ltd. has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 and ISO14001 certification. Certification is especially important to our strategic business plan as we expand our efforts to compete in a competitive global marketplace.

Our existing policies, record keeping, comprehensive quality controls and lean manufacturing processes has helped in the building of the Quality Management System.

Achieving ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 certification demonstrates Metzke’s commitment to supporting our partners with a quality product. This commitment starts with senior management and is fully embraced by all Metzke personnel.

“Obtaining this certification validates our efforts to improve the quality, delivery and dependability of our products and services,” said Rob Scott, Managing Director. “This is a continuation of our efforts to establish ourselves as a preferred supplier of products and services to our targeted markets and customers, and is a significant milestone in our continuous improvement efforts.”

Metzke Breaking Out

"The MB550 rod breaker is a great piece of kit that has made breaking joints safe and simple. At Boart Longyear, our number one priority is to work safely. We are always on the lookout for processes and tools that help us to drill more productively so we can deliver greater value to our Clients. With the Metzke MB550 we have seen increased productivity and faultless reliability when compared to other breaker units we have used.” - Tim Turner, Operations Coordinator Eastern Australia - BMA site.

FORACO Australia is a leading global drilling service provider and committed to a safe working environment. So when looking to install a new breakout solution to our fleet of new rigs we were looking for a few specific requirements:

  1. Safe operation – we didn’t want our crews to have to manhandle cumbersome tooling
  2. The ability break out drill hammers and BHA’s in an efficient manner to reduce downtime
  3. We wanted a compact unit – other models available on the market took up a large area within the mast with the potential to foul on other equipment
  4. Easily maintained by field crews

“We approached Metzke Pty Ltd with our breakout requirements and decided to install the first MB550 break out unit in 2012, and have been extremely happy with its performance since. The MB550 meets all of our requirements and most importantly have been well received by our field crews.

The MB550 has been extremely reliable, it’s quality & performance has exceeded expectations. The ability to break out hammers and BHA’s hands free without issue even when torqued up in challenging ground conditions is a welcome addition to the rig.” - Paul Allen, Area Manager WA - Foraco Australia.