Halco Rock Tools, UK Manufacturer of DTH Hammers and Bits. Halco pioneered the development and distribution of DTH hammers in the 1950s.
The UK's only geotechnical trade show and exhibition.
The Geotechnica 2014 Conference will provide an impelling insight into the future of the geotechnical industry, as well as providing everything consultants and contractors need to be aware of to comply with current and changing standards. Attendance is a must for those procuring, specifying, supervising and carrying out geotechnical and drilling works across the UK.
The conference is led by Equipe, the UK's leading training provider for the geotechnical and drilling industry and is supported by many leading industry speakers. Topics which will be covered during the two day conference will include ground investigation, piling, ground improvements, laboratory testing, data management and health and safety. The speakers include many of the UK representatives on the CEN (European) Standards committees and UK mirror committees which themselves represent the industry and relevant trade associations such as FPS, AGS and BDA. The imminent commencement of HS2, combined with the consistent growth already seen across the UK over the last 12 months, provides a major challenge to the UK geotechnical and drilling industries, which hasn't been seen since
the 1980's. As this growth comes on the back of the most severe recession in living memory – how will the UK industry sectors cope? There are many questions which are not being asked but we will at Geotechnica.
Unlike other conferences, Geotechnica encourages audience participation and discussion which allows the industry to challenge potential problems, shortfalls and more importantly how we can drive standards and best practice across. Issues such as competence, compliance, resources and quality will be discussed with particular attention to potential impact on growth for 2014 and beyond.
Halco designs and manufactures to exacting standards, Halco DTH hammers deliver outstanding performance, productivity and longevity.
 
Customers also enjoy the versatility and variety, allowing the use of Halco DTH hammers on a wide range of rock-drilling applications. Our drill bits have superb performance and long life which make Halco DTH drill bits a world leader.