Le 13 / 08 / 2014
On July 22nd 2014, Drillstar Industries received the Supplier Development Award from Messier Bugatti Dowty. This Award recognises the positive results of action taken to improve service performance rate and production cycle times. Drillstar is the first company in Europe to receive this trophy !

Le 08 / 08 / 2014
Drillstar Industries will be exhibiting at ADIPEC 2014 in Abu Dhabi, from 10 to 13-Nov. Please follow the link below to register and come visit us !

Le 07 / 05 / 2014
Drillstar will take part in the Total Nigeria supplier day, in Lagos (Nigeria) on 3-Jun-2014. Looking forward to meeting our local customers there, and to expand our partnerships in Nigeria.

Le 09 / 01 / 2014
Drillstar is now qualified for threading VAM 21. VAM® 21 is the latest generation of T&C premium connection introducing an innovative and revolutionary design. Feel free to contact us for any of your accessories and threading need.

Le 25 / 09 / 2012
Drillstar's new pressure test bay is now fully operational, allowing for hydraulic tests up to 14,000 PSI on a wide variety of parts. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Le 16 / 03 / 2012
Drillstar Industries is taking part in the "Opération Ouvre-Boîte" from March 19th to the 30th 2012 As part of "Industry Week", companies from the Béarn will be opening their doors. All sectors in the area, from tourism to chemicals, printing and sport ... have collaborated to show you their particular activities and know-how. Check it out on the Pau Bearn Chamber of Commerce website, organisers of this event, you will find the list os all participating companies : The Drillstar page : The visit : - Presentation of the oil and gas drilling industry. - Visit of the manufacturing workshops.

Le 02 / 02 / 2012
Drillstar Industries is taking part in The International Exhibition of Industrial Equipment and Services for Oil and Gas related industries "Hassi Messaoud Industries", from January 31st to February 3rd 2012.

Le 17 / 01 / 2012
First geothermal job for Drillstar's PDC Underreamer : an UR575 was successfully used to enlarge the 6" production section to 12 1/4" on Piaseczno GT-1 well near Warsaw, Poland. This example highlights the capabilities of Drillstar's UR range for XXL borehole enlargement (>100% increase in borehole size). A performance beyond the reach of other reaming tools.

Le 24 / 05 / 2011
Drillstar Industries was present at the 35th annual convention and exhibition of the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA). This convention brings together the key players of the Indonesian Oil and Gas industry. By taking part in this annual exhibition, Drillstar had the opportunity to meet and make ourselves known to the Indonesian main players.

Le 29 / 04 / 2011
Drillstar Industries will be exhibiting at the following trade shows : - INTERGAS, from 10 to 12-May in Cairo (Egypt) - IPA convention & exhibition, from 18 to 20-May in Jakarta (Indonesia) Come and meet us if you're around !

Le 22 / 09 / 2010
Drillstar will be exhibiting this autumn at the following trade shows : - KIOGE in Almaty (Kazakhstan), October 6-9, 2010. - TOG in Tripoli (Libya), October 12-14, 2010. - ADIPEC in Abu Dhabi (UAE), November 1-4, 2010. You are kindly invited on our stand, located in the French pavilion !

Le 06 / 07 / 2010
To celebrate the arrival of Summer (at last !), all personnel were invited to a lunchtime BBQ. A very pleasant dinner-break !

Le 21 / 06 / 2010
Puma 400XLM - K3360 The new PUMA 400 lathe is installed. This machine will enable us to improve reactivity, and help us to develop our activity in the oil industry sector.

Le 05 / 04 / 2010
Drillstar Industries is touring the Middle East this April, being present at the following trade shows : - Syroil, in Damascus (Syria) from 5 to 8-April. - Oil & Gas West Asia, in Muscat (Oman) on 12 and 13-April.

Le 01 / 03 / 2010
Stage - Human Resources Melanie has joined us for a 3-month period. She is preparing a qualification as Human Resources assistant, and during her time with us will help to put into practice the Training Plan which has been created through the requests of departments heads and of the employees themselves.

Le 28 / 02 / 2010
SOUM - Continuous Improvement Nicolas has left for Qatar ! He is replaced by Laurent on the SOUM project. His main assignments will be to define the new roofing needs, selecting the tradespeople and getting the work started. Laurent will continue the actions undertaken by Nicolas, and his first assignment will be the integration of the rotor manufacture.

Le 01 / 02 / 2010
New production ARTZAINAK is branching out into the manufacture and sale of high quality agricultural machinery, rotating tools of the brand LAGARDE. Drillstar will manufacture the rotors, and in particular the welding workshop will be kept very active.

Le 01 / 11 / 2009
After much discussion and research, Drillstar has decided to embark on a Volunteer for International Experience project, with Nicolas Pineau. Nicolas will leave his position with the projet "SOUM", and a departure for Qatar is programmed for the beginning of March 2010.

Le 01 / 08 / 2009
Early in the year the company made the decision to restructure the Sales Department and to recruit a second Sales Manager. Welcome to Raphaël Souchal, our new Commercial Development Representative. Raphaël faces the challenge of redirecting our commercial strategy and developping the potential for growth of our company.

Le 01 / 06 / 2009
This month Cédric Cabé has joined the team in our research department as design technician. Cedric’s oil industry background will be very beneficial.

Le 01 / 05 / 2009
Céline Séguès’ temporary contract has been made permanent. Céline will therefore continue her work encouraging and implementing improvements in the areas of security and environment.

Le 01 / 03 / 2009
Welcome to René ROELENS who has joined our company as maintenance technician. René has a broad experience in industrial electricity and repairs, which will be put to good use in the workshop.

Le 01 / 03 / 2009
Launch of a new project entitled "SOUM*". The aim of this project is to review and reorganise our factory to become a working tool that more effectively adapts to our activity, whilst remaining flexible enough to accommodate future requirements; that fulfils all legal obligations, is pleasant and comfortable, with a greater respect for the environment. * Soum : in the local Béarnais patois = summit

Le 01 / 12 / 2008
Jérôme PORFIRIO is appointed Managing Director of DRILLSTAR Industries. 40 years old, a qualified Engineer of Applied Industrial Arts, Jérôme began his career in various mechanical engineering companies in South-West France : aeronautics foundry, metallurgy of powders, cold rollforming, machining. His arrival will enable an untroubled departure for Jacques Bourda, towards a well-deserved retirement.

Le 01 / 10 / 2008
The ARTZAINAK group becomes the sole shareholder of DRILLSTAR Industries. The AK group is an industrial group based in Mauléon in the Basque Country. Drillstar’s integration reflects a continuation of the group’s strategy : development through the acquisition of technical know-how, backed up by a proven research ability. The group comprises 9 human-scale subsidiaries, with a combined workforce of some 220 employees. Website :
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