No, Fordia a privately owned company. The company was founded in 1977 by Clement Paquet. It is now owned by his sons Luc and Alain and under their management, Fordia has become a global organization with offices on all continents, as well as distributors in more than 25 countries.
Fordia has always been committed to quality which is why we were certified ISO 9001. This certification and our commitment ensure that our customers get high-quality products.
Fordia is a combination of the French words “forage”, which means drilling, and “diamant” which means diamond.
Yes, beyond the high-quality drill bits that we started manufacturing almost 40 years ago, Fordia provides high-quality drilling solutions that include diamond tools, drilling equipment, accessories and services. Our goal is offer everything a driller could need, from bits, rods and casings to additives, drill rigs and more. These solutions are designed to increase productivity, lower costs and make life easier for the drilling community.
Yes, Fordia makes drill bits in all standard heights, diameters and configurations. We also offer solutions developed for specific requirements, such as our Vulcan series of drill bits for longer lifespan.
Fordia launched an extension to its popular HERO line of products that was developed to deal specifically with abrasive ground. HERO Abrasive drill bits have a special matrix consisting of alloys and diamonds that are very resistant to abrasive conditions and are easy to sharpen in the hardest conditions. We also offer the Matex line of drilling fluid additives which can help extend the life of bits in drilling in abrasive conditions.
It’s great that you are investigating how drilling fluid additives can help improve your performance. Fordia offers “Mud Schools” where you can learn everything you need to start using drilling fluid additives effectively. Simply complete the form to find out more.
Drill bits made for geotechnical or environmental drilling, like the GeoHawk line, are more economical as they are not required to drill deep holes. Mineral exploration usually involves much deeper boreholes so high performance drill bits that can drill many meters are required. You may still encounter specific ground conditions in geotechnical drilling that require premium bits. For those situations, you can always choose products from the T Xtreme line.