Doofor drills have a long history
The Doofor story started in 1987 when the founder Jaakko Kuusento began operating as a consultant agent. In the beginning Doofor concentrated to consultancy, advising other manufacturing companies in their business processes. During these years, deep knowledge intensified and interest towards hydraulic drills development started to rise. Doofor changed its business idea from advising to manufacturing. Soon after the company started developing hydraulic drills and the first 10kW rock drill with hexagonal chuck, model H522, was launched in 1993.
Already in next year the H522 rock drill became a big success and was sold to various countries in Europe, such as Italy, where they have long traditions in dimensional stone. Rock drills, or drifters, have been delivered also to North-America, United States and to Canada from the very beginning. Since 1993 Doofor has launched several new drills in fast pace and rock drills have been delivered to all continents.
The founder Jaakko retired in 2003 after developing Doofor drills for more than ten years. Doofor knowhow and ownership transferred to Kuusento family. Jaakko's son, Kalle Kuusento, owns and runs the company with his talented co-workers. Today Doofor is a unique company with positive reputation among re-sellers and users, such as miners and builders. All Doofor products are sold worldwide and the company is rapidly growing to become the best drill producer in the world.
Hydraulic rock drill production since 1993
Doofor was founded by Jaakko Kuusento in Tampere, Finland.
First hydraulic rock drill was launched, the H522 for 7/8” hexagonal drill steels.
First drills were delivered to dimensional stone cutting industry customers in Italy, as well as customers in North America.
The new drifter Doofor H538 for extension drilling was introduced.
Another new drill, DF400, establishes the new generation of small hydraulic rock drills.
Doofor Inc. delivers its first rock drills to Australia, expanding its market to yet another continent.
New DF550-series rock drills were introduced as a result of a high-level product development process.
Doofor ownership is taken over by a new generation.
Doofor moves to larger manufacturing premises in Nokia.
New impact hammer series was launched, expanding the product range even further.
Doofor grows its global network with a partnership in India.
Doofor expands its markets, as its products are introduced in China.
The new DF500S-model is released for extension drilling and tunneling.
Doofor starts to offer a hydraulic extractor for its DF550L and DF560L rock drills.
The new DF540L rock drill for bolting and production drilling is launched.
The new double motor version of the famous DF538-series is launched.