Nordic pioneer
in the drilling industry

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

1987

Doofor was founded by Jaakko Kuusento in Tampere, Finland.

1993

First hydraulic rock drill was launched, the H522 for 7/8” hexagonal drill steels.

1994

First drills were delivered to dimensional stone cutting industry customers in Italy, as well as customers in North America.

1995

The new drifter Doofor H538 for extension drilling was introduced.

1997

Another new drill, DF400, establishes the new generation of small hydraulic rock drills.

1999

Doofor Inc. delivers its first rock drills to Australia, expanding its market to yet another continent.

2002

New DF550-series rock drills were introduced as a result of a high-level product development process.

2003

Doofor ownership is taken over by a new generation.

2005

Doofor moves to larger manufacturing premises in Nokia.

2007

New impact hammer series was launched, expanding the product range even further.

2008

Doofor grows its global network with a partnership in India.

2010

Doofor expands its markets, as its products are introduced in China.

2011

The new DF500S-model is released for extension drilling and tunneling.

2013

Doofor starts to offer a hydraulic extractor for its DF550L and DF560L rock drills.

2014

The new DF540L rock drill for bolting and production drilling is launched.

2015

The new double motor version of the famous DF538-series is launched.

Today, Doofor continues to develop drilling technology according to customer’s needs at the highest level. In addition, the company produces other complimentary products and spare parts.