(centre) John Oliver of Demon Drillers with Michael McGee (left) and Stephen Slater of RMT
Jamie Hardesty

Demon Drillers makes £120k robotics investment

North East contractor Demon Drillers has invested £120k in new robotic demolition equipment.

Launched in 2008 by directors John Oliver and Paul Middleton, the Team Valley-based firm provides ‘diamond’ drilling and sawing services to companies in the region and beyond.

Operated via bluetooth technology, the company’s new Husqvarna DXR270 robotic demolition machine is designed for use in confined spaces and has the capacity to do the work of five men in a single day.

The business has also made a further £40k investment in new wire sawing equipment, which will be use for cutting and demolishing reinforced concrete structures such as bridges, plinths, and staircases.

John Oliver commented: “Keeping our plant fleet up to date is essential for companies in our industry, and we believe that this latest investment puts us ahead of any regional competitors in terms of the breadth and quality of equipment we can offer to deliver our services.

“We’re increasing our turnover and profit margin every year on the back of strong relationships with a number of main contractors and positive word of mouth about the work we do, and we think there’s every opportunity to stay on this upward curve for the foreseeable future.”

Gosforth-based RMT Accountants & Business Advisors has been working with Demon Drillers on the financing of the new equipment investment, as well as on the company’s wider accounting and business requirements.

Michael McGee, client services manager at RMT Accountants & Business Advisors, added: “Demon Drillers has built up a strong position in a niche market where demand for their specialist services is high, and their investment demonstrates the confidence they have in the company’s future prospects.”

Mr Oliver added: “The RMT team provides us proactive advice on all aspects of our business operations, and their continuing support is central to the company’s commercial development.”

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