50 Years

Company Legacy


2,000+ Units

Sold across the world








Since our company’s inception in the year 1972 under the leadership of Mr.T.P.Thangaraj, Chairman of PRD Groups, our adorable passion and obsession for uncompromising quality have made us one of the leading drilling and exploration rig manufacturer in the world. Being the first drilling rig manufacturer in India with ISO 9001:2015 certification and serving over 60 countries, we are being honoured with Government of India’s Regional Export Awards consecutively since 2005. We house two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and we’re backed by an extensive service network & 10 dealership networks located across the globe. Our company employs over 500 trained employees and our manufacturing units totally span 55,000 sq. metres, with plans for expanding more.


PRD RIGS aims to be meaningful global player in providing drilling equipment’s & effective drilling solutions.


Being the first choice of drillers, who use world class products with sustainable energy and future technology, delivering economic and user friendly safe drilling solution which help in enriching the life’s of people, environment and universal progress.


Provide clear drilling water to community globally and contributes to mineral rich status growth


Paranthaman Engineering Works was founded 1986 Paranthaman Rock Drill for manufacturing pneumatic drilling rigs was set up by Founder-Chairman, T.P.Thangaraj 1992 First hydraulic rig was manufactured by Paranthaman Hydraulic Equipments 1999 First PRD rig exported to Kenya to M/s Sparr Drilling by Managing Director T.T.Paranthaman 2003 PRD’s first overseas branch opened in Ghana. 2008 PRD exported it’s 100th rig 2009 PRD’s branch office was opened in Kenya 2010 Established Indian’s First Drilling rig manufacturing plant in SEZ. PRD Shift to focus on mining and exploration rigs. 2012 Entered into the DSI segment 2014 Inauguration of new domestic production facility 2015 PRD’s Overseas Branch offices opened in Mali and Nigeria 2016 PRD’s Branch Office opened in Tanzania, Guinee and Cameroon 2017 Reached the 500 rigs export mark. Captured 75% of market share in Africa for water well drilling rigs. 2018 PRD's Branch Office opened in Burkina Faso 2019 PRD's Branch Office opened in Sri Lanka


Our strong R&D team with 40 expert engineers, is the core of all the departments. Innovation is our way of life and we build at least five different functional options and equipment every year, to cater to the changing needs of the industry. We’re the only rig manufacturer in the country with advanced testing facilities including pull up load test, CG test, LAT test, gradient test and testing field, to enhance quality, upgrade safety and provide future-ready drilling tools to the world.


Engineering Export Promotional Council (EEPC), India, is the premier trade & investment promotion and advisory body sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. PRD Rigs is being recognized as the Star Performer by the organisation consecutively since 2005.



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